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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Suprax
Answer: This is a class of antibiotics first found by isolating a fungus from a sewer from Sardinia. The structure is similar to penicillin but differs in one of the major side chains. Molecular engineering has changed the initial structure as we have found that adding or changing side chains changes the spectrum of resistance and the type of bacteria that they will kill.
Suprax Side Effects [posted
Answer: Suprax is a cephalosporin type antibiotic. Side effects are very similar to penicillin for most patients. Occasional nausea, diarrhea, allergic reactions tend to top the list. There is a long list of occasional problems seen with the cephalosporins.
Answer: Suprax is the brand name for an antibiotic called cefixime. This is a
semi synthetic drug of the cephalosporin class used to treat a broad spectrum of
infections. It resembles penicillin a little; but, with different side chains and ring
structure and has similar side effects to penicillin. Ten percent of patients allergic to
penicillin will be allergic to this class of drugs. Suprax is fairly new and is relatively
expensive as a consequence.
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