What is denvar?

Denvar® is the registered trademark of a pharmaceutical medicine that uses cefixime, a chemical compound belonging to the line of third-generation antibiotic medicines, as anactive ingredient, withan effect on some bacteria that cause infectionsin the body.

To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is made by the company namedMERCK, S.A. de C.V.

What is denvar for?

  • Thanks to the mechanism of action of its active ingredient, denvar® is based on theinhibition of the synthesis of the bacterial wallcausing lysis and death of bacteria. This actionfavors the elimination of infections, caused in patients by pathogenic microorganisms. (2)
  • It is used to treat:

Dosage and routes of administration of denvar

The presentation of denvar®is in capsulescontaining cefixime 200 or 400 mg and suspension in bottle of 50 or 100 ml, containing cefixime trihydrate equivalent to cefixime 2 gr. The administrationis oralin both cases and the dosage will depend on the presentation, however as a reference it can be as follows:

  • Denvar® 400 mg capsules: Adults and children over 12 years of age, 1 capsule of 400 mg every 24 hours and the duration of treatment will be determined by the treating physician.
  • Denvar® suspension: The dose for children under 12 years of age is 8 mg/kg single dose per day, depending on the judgment of the treating physician.

Denvar Side Effects

Clinical studies indicate that treatment with denvar® may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:

  • Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Itching, rash, hives.
  • Syndrome
  • Diarrhea, abdominal pain , nausea or Vomiting , dyspepsia, flatulence, and pseudomembranous colitis .
  • Thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia and eosinophilia.

Important: If the patient during treatment with this drug presents any of these symptoms or another not included in the list, please stop using it and consult your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of denvar

The use of denvar® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Patient hypersensitivity to cefixime or to antibiotics belonging to the group of cephalosporins or other beta-lactams.
  • Patients with diarrhea during the use of this drug.
  • During the period of pregnancy without medical supervision.
  • In breastfeeding without medical supervision.

You should know: Before starting treatment with this medicine, the patient must provide all the information about his health history to his doctor.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to cefixime, cephalosporins or other beta-lactams.
  • History of gastrointestinal disease.


  • Products such as denvar® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • Do not modify the dose recommended by your doctor, to avoid exacerbation of any secondary reaction.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with this medicine.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.
  • It must be taken into account that in those patients with severe renal insufficiency, an adjustment in the dose must be made.
  • This drug has interactions with other medications, therefore it is recommended to consult with your treating physician.

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