Cefixime and ornidazole combination induced fixed drug eruption: a case report


  • Sakthibalan Murugesan Department of Pharmacology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry, India
  • Gerard Marshall Raj Department of Pharmacology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry, India
  • Mangaiarkkarasi Adhimoolam Department of Pharmacology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Puducherry, India




Cefixime, Ornidazole, fixed dose combination, Fixed drug eruption, Hyper-pigmented patches


Cefixime, a third generation cephalosporin and ornidazole, a nitroimidazole is used for a wide variety of conditions like urinary tract infections, otitis media, pharyngitis, uncomplicated gonorrhea and anaerobic infections. Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is commonly associated with anticonvulsants, antimicrobials and NSAIDs. Here we report a case of a rare cefixime and ornidazole combination induced fixed drug eruption. A 39 year old male developed hyper-pigmented patches over both forearms and left thigh after consuming fixed dose combination of cefixime and ornidazole tablet for the treatment of urinary tract infection.


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How to Cite

Murugesan, S., Raj, G. M., & Adhimoolam, M. (2019). Cefixime and ornidazole combination induced fixed drug eruption: a case report. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 9(1), 211–214. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20195789



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