Treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: Uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis.
Otitis media caused by Haemophilus influenzae (β-lactamase positive and negative strains), Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis (most of which are β-lactamase positive) and S. pyogenes*.
*Efficacy for this organism in this organ system was studied in fewer than 10 infections.
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by S. pyogenes.
Note: Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment of S. pyogenes infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Cefixime is generally effective in the eradication of S. pyogenes from the nasopharynx; however, data establishing the efficacy of cefixime in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available.
Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae (β-lactamase positive and negative strains).
Uncomplicated gonorrhea (cervical/urethral) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (penicillinase- and non-penicillinase-producing strains).