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May 1, 2008
Cefixime Available Again in the United States

Cefixime 400 mg tablets, currently the only oral treatment for uncomplicated urogenital or rectal Neissesria gonorrhoea recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is again available in the United States, from Lupin Pharmaceuticals. Information about obtaining cefixime tablets is available by calling Lupin at (866) 587-4617.  Special pricing is available for qualifying public health centers.

The drug was previously manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Production was discontinued in July 2002.

Another cephalosporin, ceftriaxone, available in injection form only, is the CDC recommended treatment for all types of gonorrhea infections.  Treatment guidelines and additional information can be found at

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