What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Ibilex?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Ibilex or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- an allergy to any drug (especially penicillin);
- liver or kidney disease; or
- intestinal problems, such as colitis.
The liquid form of Ibilex may contain sugar. This may affect you if you have diabetes.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Rated Ibilex for Bacterial Infection Report
Terrible dizziness and headaches, joint ache, backache.. And it has been three weeks since I took the last pill and I still have terrible joint pain, muscle pain and backache. My body hurts. This was a horrible drug.
Before taking Ibilex,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Ibilex; other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor, cefadroxil cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol), cefdinir, cefditoren (Spectracef), cefepime (Maxipime), cefixime (Suprax), cefotaxime (Claforan), cefotetan, cefoxitin (Mefoxin), cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftaroline (Teflaro), ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, in Avycaz), ceftibuten (Cedax), ceftriaxone (Rocephin), and cefuroxime (Zinacef); penicillin antibiotics; or any other medications. Also tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Ibilex capsules, tablets, or suspension.Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet, in Glucovance, Invokamet, others); and probenecid (Probalan). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any kind of allergies, gastrointestinal disease (GI; affecting the stomach or intestines), especially colitis (condition that causes swelling in the lining of the colon ), or kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Ibilex, call your doctor.
Direct Coombs' Test Seroconversion
Positive direct Coombs' tests have been reported during treatment with the cephalosporin antibacterial drugs including Ibilex. Acute intravascular hemolysis induced by Ibilex therapy has been reported. If anemia develops during or after Ibilex therapy, perform a diagnostic work-up for drug-induced hemolytic anemia, discontinue Ibilex and institute appropriate therapy.
Rated Ibilex for Urinary Tract Infection Report
This caused the normal side affects as listed by others, extreme fatigue, nausea, explosive diarrhea. but, I’ve unfortunately also have been one of the lucky few who had more severe reactions, like swollen gums, ulcers in mouth, swollen and irritated tongue. had to go back to doctor to get a paste for the mouth pain, which was another $40 even with insurance. I thought I was going crazy but these symptoms are listed as possible side affects. Eating is painful, and the diarrhea is even worse.
Ibilex is acid stable and may be given without regard to meals. Following doses of 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1 g, average peak serum levels of approximately 9, 18, and 32 mcg/mL, respectively, were obtained at 1 hour. Serum levels were detectable 6 hours after administration (at a level of detection of 0.2 mcg/mL).
What is the most important information I should know about Ibilex?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Ibilex or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Omnicef, and others. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins or other antibiotics.
How should I take Ibilex?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Do not use Ibilex to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Ibilex will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Do not share Ibilex with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Ibilex.
Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Store the liquid medicine in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused liquid after 14 days.
Data from a published clinical lactation study reports that Ibilex is present in human milk; relative infant dose (RID) is considered to be Formulary Patient Discounts
Adding plans allows you to compare formulary status to other drugs in the same class.
To view formulary information first create a list of plans. Your list will be saved and can be edited at any time.
Adding plans allows you to:
- View the formulary and any restrictions for each plan.
- Manage and view all your plans together – even plans in different states.
- Compare formulary status to other drugs in the same class.
- Access your plan list on any device – mobile or desktop.
The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information.
In healthy subjects given single 500 mg doses of Ibilex and metformin, plasma metformin mean Cmax and AUC increased by an average of 34% and 24%, respectively, and metformin mean renal clearance decreased by 14%. No information is available about the interaction of Ibilex and metformin following multiple doses of either drug.
What Other Drugs Interact with Ibilex?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe interactions of Ibilex include:
Serious Interactions of Ibilex include:
Moderate Interactions of Ibilex include:
- bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens
- conjugated estrogens
- dienogest/estradiol valerate
- estrogens conjugated synthetic
- sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid
Ibilex has moderate interactions with at least 56 different drugs.
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.