Suprax (Cefixime) 200mg Tablets + Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Suprax (Cefixime) 200mg Tablets + Azithromycin 500mg Tablets (4 Tablets (2 Suprax + 2 Azithromycin))

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Description for Suprax (Cefixime) 200mg Tablets + Azithromycin 500mg Tablets

Suprax & Azithromycin are single-dose antibiotics for the joint treatment of gonorrhoea and chlamydia. They are available to buy from the Online Doctor following a short, easy health questionnaire. The Independent Pharmacy offers patients complete confidentiality, fast & discreet delivery and expert advice as well as the best prices on prescription treatments. Treat gonorrhoea today with confidence with help from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Gonorrhoea antibiotic treatment (Suprax & Azithromycin) is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to treat gonorrhoea in men & women. To find out more about the STI, gonorrhoea, and see all the available treatments, see our Gonorrhoea page.

Antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea consists of treatment with two different single-dose antibiotics. Cefixime (Suprax) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and is effective at killing a wide variety of bacteria. When being taken to treat the sexually transmitted infection Gonorrhoea, it is used in conjunction with another antibiotic, called Azithromycin. The dosage for successfully treating Gonorrhoea with these antibiotics is:

  • Two Suprax 200mg tablets and two Azithromycin 500mg tablets together as a single dose.

Dual antibiotic treatment with Suprax & Azithromycin for gonorrhoea will also treat chlamydia. This is necessary as a significant number of people who contract gonorrhoea will also catch chlamydia at the same time.

Cefixime works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to form cell walls. These walls are vital to the bacteria's survival as they keep any unwanted substance out of the cell, as well as preventing anything inside from leaking out. Suprax tablets compromises the bonds that holds the bacterial cell walls together. This will allow holes to appear in the cell walls, which will kill the bacteria.

Suprax 200mg Tablets contain the active ingredient Cefixime. Suprax is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. As well as gonorrhoea, Cefixime (Suprax) can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, bacterial infections of the lungs, and bacterial infections of the middle ear although different doses are required.

Suprax or Cefixime is categorised as a prescription only medicine (POM) and is a type of antibiotic known as a Cephalosporin. These types of antibiotics are related to Penicillin, so it is not recommended to take Suprax if a known allergy to Penicillin exists. Suprax 200mg Tablets are round in shape and white in colour. The tablets are marked ORO on one side with the other side being plain

To find out more about Azithromycin, you can read about it on our Azithromycin Chlamydia page.

There are currently no Non-Prescription Alternatives for the treatment of Gonorrhoea.

You can find your local GUM sexual health clinic on the NHS choices website for treatment.

  • Take all FOUR tablets as a single dose (TWO Suprax 200mg & TWO Azithromycin 500mg).
  • Swallow all the tablets whole with plenty of water.

Like all medicines, Azithromycin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects can include:

  • nausea & diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • flatulence
  • diarrhoea
  • headache & dizziness

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have a severe allergic reaction to Azithromycin, stop taking it and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital.

  • Sudden difficulty in breathing, speaking and swallowing.
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, face and neck.
  • Extreme dizziness or collapse.
  • Severe or itchy skin rash, especially if this shows blistering and there is soreness of the eyes, mouth or genital organs.

The following are serious side effects that occur in a very small minority of patients. If you experience any of the following side effects you should see your GP as soon as possible.

  • Diarrhoea that is serious, lasts a long time or has blood in it, with stomach pain or fever. This can be a sign of a serious bowel inflammation. This is something that can rarely happen after taking antibiotics
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes caused by liver problems
  • Inflammation of the pancreas, which causes severe pain in the abdomen and back
  • Increased or reduced urine output, or traces of blood in your urine
  • Skin rash caused by sensitivity to sunlight
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Irregular heart beat.
  • Any of the side effects headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea or abdominal pain) lasting more than a few days.

Please read the patient information leaflet that comes with your Azithromycin tablets before you take them for full information on side effects.

Each Suprax tablet contains cefixime 200mg as the active ingredient.

Each tablet also contains: microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinised starch, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, macrogol 6000 and titanium dioxide (E171). Each Azithromycin tablet contains the active ingredient azithromycin dihydrate 500mg.

Each tablet also contains: Core: croscarmellose sodium (E468), magnesium stearate (E572), microcrystalline cellulose (E460), silicium dioxide, (E551), poloxamer, povidone (E1201), talc, and waterfree lactose. Coating: hypromellose (E464), hydroxypropylcellulose, macrogol and titanium dioxide (E171).

WARNING: If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to penicillin you may also be allergic to cefixime (Suprax). You should not take cefixime if you know you are allergic to penicillin unless under the supervision of a doctor.If you are unsure whether you are allergic to penicillin, speak to your doctor before taking any treatment.

Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips, face, throat and tongue.

It is not suitable for our Online Doctor to prescribe Azithromycin & Suprax to treat gonorrhoea (& chlamydia) for you if:

  • you have severe liver or kidney problems.
  • you have severe heart problems or problems with your heart beat such as long QT syndrome (shown on an electro-cardiogram or ECG machine).
  • your blood levels of potassium or magnesium are too low.
  • you develop signs of another infection.
  • you are taking any ergot derivatives such as ergotamine (to treat migraine).
  • you have a certain type of muscle weakness called myasthenia gravis.
  • you have nervous (neurological) or mental (psychiatric) problems.
  • you have ever had colitis.
  • you are taking medicine to thin the blood such as warfarin.

If any of the above conditions apply you should see your GP for advice and treatment of gonorrhoea.

If you notice blood in your stool, or suffer with fever, chills, or severe headache your infection may be more serious and you should see a doctor as soon as possible. If symptoms include a thick or bloody discharge from the penis with soreness or inflammation in men or women with heavy offensive vaginal discharge or irregular bleeding and low abdominal pain, you should see your GP as this could indicate a more serious infection.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Gonorrhoea?

Visit our advice area or chat online to our support team

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