Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup

Manufacturer: Hetero Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefixime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup helps in treating infections caused by bacteria. This medication works as an antibiotic by stopping the growth of bacteria and also killing it. It cures infections such as bronchitis (infection of the air tubes to the lungs), gonorrhea ( a sexually transmitted disease) and infections of ear, throat, tonsils etc. Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup only cures bacterial infections and doesn’t work for viral infections like flu. This medication is also available in the form of chewable tablets and capsules.

This medication is usually taken at intervals of 12 or 24 hours. Remember to take it at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, it’s better to skip that dose if it’s already too late. Overdosing can cause harmful effects in your body.

It is important to check all the ingredients before the medication. It can help you avoid having allergic reactions later in case you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any drugs or dietary supplements. Also, if you have any history of liver disease or kidney problems, it is best to consult your doctor regarding the safety of this medication. It can be harmful to pregnant women. Hence if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon, it is recommended not to take this medication.

Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup can cause certain side effects too. Some common side effects are: diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. These side effects are gone easily. But if these symptoms are severe, you should not ignore to take medical help. The side effects which could be serious includes stomach cramps, rash, itching, hives, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, swelling of face, tongue throat etc.

Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup should be stored in a tightly closed container. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat. Keep them out of the reach of children.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup treats meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
  • Bacterial Septicemia

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup helps in treating septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Gonococcal Infection

    It is used to cure gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Urinary Tract Infection

    It treats infections of the urinary tract caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pneumonia

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup is used to cure community-acquired pneumonia. It is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bone And Joint Infections

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup is used to cure bone and joint infections like septic arthritis and osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
  • Skin And Structure Infection

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup helps in treating Skin and structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Allergy

    Do not use this medication if the patient has a known allergy to Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins.
  • Lidocaine

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup is contraindicated if Lidocaine is used as a solvent for intravenous injection. Lidocaine can be used as a slovent for Intramuscular injection excluding contraindications.
  • Calcium-containing products

    Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup is contraindicated in neonates who are on calcium-containing intravenous solutions or infusions such as parenteral nutrition because of the risk of precipitation of Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup and calcium.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of up to 4 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication can be observed within 2 to 3 hours after administration of dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should not use this medication. Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Women who are breastfeeding should not use this medication as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and thrush is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. A dose should be skipped if the time of the second scheduled dose is near.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Doctor consultation is recommended if an overdose is suspected. Immediate medical attention may be needed in such situation.

This medication belongs to the third generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    There are no medical studies to prove that alcohol consumption is prohibited. Hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Urine Ketones Test

    Consult your doctor if you are undergoing this test. You may obtain a false positive result if this test is performed while taking this medication. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid cholera vaccine if the patient has taken Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.


    You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to occur if you have a kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.


    You may experience vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and headache if these medicines are used together. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not take this medication if it leads to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain or blood in stools. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Seizure Disorders

    Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Discontinue if seizure is due to Hifen 100 MG Dry Syrup. Start with appropriate Anticonvulsant medicine if it is clinically indicated.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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