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5 month baby, diagnosed as UTI. Taking medication, not passing stool after medication. Side effect? Suggestions?

My 5 months baby is diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and my baby's doctor prescribed Cefixme Oral Suspension IP Taxim-O drops (for Paediatric use) (16 drops, 3 times a day for 10 days). My baby is not passing stool after taking this drops (today is the 7th day). Is it a common side effects? Can we use syrup looz to the baby for passing the tool.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
Thanks for your query to health care magic. Antibiotics are known to cause diarrhea as a side effect. Constipation as a side effect of cefixime is not so commonly reported. But constipation canoccur during illness due to decreased intake and dehydration. syrup looz can be tried since it is already seven days. If even after two days of looz syrup your baby doesn't pass stools, a saline enema will help in passing stools. DOn't worry she will be fine.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM
usually constipation is not its side effect ,
it may be due to disturbed eating habits of child or the disease itself
do repeat urine Routine examination and complete the course of treatment , almond oil in milk is helpful for this

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Your baby should be examined thoroughly by your doctor to arrive at the exact cause of this constipation.

Cefixime should not cause any constipation like that.
Is your baby breast fed or not?
Please reply so that we can help you better.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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