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Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin which is very operative in treating bacterial infections. This medicine is mainly taken by mouth or by injection into a vein or muscle. It is one of the safest and effective drugs for bacterial infections like pneumonia, Lyme disease, meningitis, sepsis and many others.
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Usage

What is Cefuroxime uses? 

Cefuroxime is used for treating infections that are caused due to bacteria like bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), Lyme disease (an infection which occurs after the person is bitten by a tick) and gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted disease).  

Cefuroxime Axetil is also very effective in treating the infections of the throat, urinary tract, skin, sinuses, tonsils as well as ears.  

This drug belongs to the class of medications known as cephalosporin antibiotics which works by stopping the growth of bacteria.  

Remember that this medication is not going to work for viral infections, colds as well as flu.  

Use of antibiotics when they are not needed might increase your risk of getting an infection which later resists antibiotic treatment.  

Cefuroxime over the counter medicines can also be availed from online pharmacy easily 

You can easily buy this medicine from online pharmacy at a reasonable cost because a number of pharmacies keep on offering a discount coupon.   

Cefuroxime generic drug is available in the brand name of Ceftin.  

Cefuroxime is a strong antibiotic which is very helpful in treating different types of bacterial infections.  

It is also very effective in treating a wide variety of bacterial infections even serious or life-threatening forms.  

Cefuroxime Axetil is highly recommended by doctors for effectively treating tooth infection as well as pneumonia.   

You can easily buy Cefuroxime 250mg from any online pharmacy at a cost-effective price because most of the pharmacies keep on offering discounts.  

What is Cefuroxime dosage? 

Before you start the intake of this medicine it is very important for you to strictly follow all the directions that are mentioned on the prescription label.  

You should never take this drug in smaller or larger amounts or even for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor.  

You can take Cefuroxime tablet with or without the meal as recommended by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the tablet because it has an unpleasant bitter taste.  

Cefuroxime is available in different strengths like Cefuroxime Axetil 250 and 500mg. So the dosage is based upon your medical condition and your body response to the treatment.  

The oral suspension of this drug should always be taken with food. Before you measure a dose shake the liquid well.  

Always measure the liquid medicine using the dosing syringe which is provided with the medicine. You can also make use of a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup.

In case, you do not have a dose-measuring device then ask your doctor once. Never use the kitchen spoon for measuring the medicine as you might get the wrong dose.  

In case, while taking this medicine you switch from its tablet form to liquid form then you need to take the exact dosage in a number of milligrams.  

Remember that this medicine is not going to be effective until and unless you take the exact form as well as strength which is prescribed by your doctor.  

Cefpodoxime Proxetil should always be used for the full prescribed length of time.  

Even if you see that after some time your symptoms have been improved, continue the medicine until your doctor tells you to stop.  

Remember that skipping the dose can increase your risk for further infection which is completely resistant to antibiotics.  

Always store Cefuroxime tablet at room temperature right away from moisture and heat. Keep the oral suspension bottle tightly closed when it is not in use.  

There are also chances that this drug might cause unusual results with few lab tests like glucose in the urine test. So it is better to inform your doctor well in advance that you are taking this medicine.  

Store the liquid form of this medication in the fridge but do not allow it for freezing. If the unused liquid form of this drug is not used for 10 days, simply throw it away.  

Dosage of Cefuroxime for UTI: If you are suffering from uncomplicated urinary tract infections then 750mg dose every 8 hours is recommended.  

Therefore, the dosage of Cefuroxime for pediatric depends upon your medical condition, so consult your doctor once.  

Cefuroxime syrup for babies 

This medication is very effective in treating 28 neonates with suspected or proved infection.  

What if you miss a dose? 

The moment you remember, take the missed dose. But if you see that it's almost the time for your next dose then you should skip the missed dose.  

Remember that two doses should not be taken at the same time.  

What all you need to avoid while taking this drug? 

Remember that antibiotic medicines are known for causing diarrhoea which might be the sign of a new infection.  

So if you suffer from diarrhoea which is bloody or watery then you need to contact your doctor immediately.   

Without the permission of the doctor, you should never use anti-diarrhoea medicine.  

While taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil, you should strictly avoid the consumption of alcohol because it can cause serious side effects.  

If you are taking Cefpodoxime and alcohol then you might suffer from dizziness.  

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Cefuroxime tablet is not expected to harm an unborn baby so if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant then do inform your doctor once.  

This medication is known for making birth control pills less effective.  

So it is always recommended to ask your doctor about using this non-hormonal birth control like condom or diaphragm with spermicide in order to avoid pregnancy.  

Cefuroxime in pregnancy second trimester should only be taken after the recommendation of the doctor.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take this medicine? 

This drug passes into the breast milk and is known for harming a nursing baby. So before breastfeeding your baby, do consult your doctor once.  

Cefuroxime contraindication 

There are a few conditions that are known to contraindicate with this medicine. You need to contact your doctor once if you are suffering from the following conditions:

  • Kidney disease with a reduction in kidney function
  • Diarrhoea from infection with clostridium difficile bacteria
  • Liver problems 
  • The decrease in the blood-clotting protein prothrombin

Precautions you need to take while using Cefuroxime 

Before you start this medication, it is very important for you to inform your doctor well in advance if you are allergic to it or to penicillins or other kinds of cephalosporin antibiotics like cephalexin.  

If you are suffering from any other kind of allergies then also inform your doctor beforehand.  

Since Cefuroxime tablets contain certain inactive ingredients so that are chances that you might suffer from some allergic reactions or other problems.  

Inform your doctor about your medical history mainly of poor nutrition, kidney disease, liver disease and intestinal disease like colitis before you start taking this drug.  

Cefuroxime Axetil can make you feel dizzy or drowsy. If you take alcohol or marijuana at this time then you will feel more drowsy and dizzy.  

You should strictly not use machinery, drive or do anything which demands alertness until and unless you can do it safely.  

This medicine is known for causing live bacterial vaccines not to work well so avoid having any vaccinations or immunization until and unless your doctor tells you.  

Elderly people are more sensitive to the effects of this drug so complete cautions should be taken.  

This drug is not approved for anyone who is younger than 3 months old. 

What are the side effects of Cefuroxime? 

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea as well as vomiting. 

If you are taking the higher dose of this drug there are chances that you might suffer from dizziness and drowsiness.  

In case, you see that these effects continue or get worse then inform your doctor immediately.  

Always remember that your doctor has advised this medicine to you because he thinks that the benefits of Cefuroxime are greater as compared to the risk of its side effects. 

There are many people who are using this drug and did not come across any kind of serious side effects.  

During this medication, if you suffer from the following side effects then get the emergency medical help:

Unusual tiredness/weakness

  • Stomach/abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent nausea/vomiting
  • Signs of kidney problems like change in the amount of urine
  • Yellowing of the skin/eyes
  • Dark urine
  • Signs of new infection such as fever and sore throat
  • Mental/mood changes like confusion
  • Easy bruising/bleeding 
  • Jerky movements

Due to resistant bacteria, there are chances that this medication might cause a serious intestinal condition.  

This rare condition mainly occurs when receiving therapy or after weeks to months when the treatment has been stopped.  

In case you suffer from blood/mucus in your stool, persistent diarrhoea or abdominal pain then do not use anti-diarrhoea or opioid medications because they might worsen the condition.  

Use of this drug for a long time or repeated periods might cause a new vaginal yeast infection or oral thrush.  

You need to get the emergency medical help if you see white patches in your mouth, change in vaginal discharge or any other new symptoms. 

Although a very severe allergic reaction to this medication is rare but if in case you suffer from rash, serious dizziness, swelling of the tongue, face and throat or trouble in breathing then contact your doctor immediately.  

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from any side effect then you should consult your doctor once.  

Cefuroxime interactions 

Drug interactions can completely change how your medicines work or can also increase the risk of severe side effects.  

Make the list of all products that you are using such as prescription drug, nonprescription drugs as well as herbal products and share this list with your doctor.  

You should never start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine without the permission of your doctor. 

All the drugs are known to interact differently from person to person so it is always advised to once check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting your medication. 

There are total 54 drugs that are known to interact with this drug

3 major drug interactions

51 moderate drug interactions 

Some of the names of drug that interact with Cefuroxime tablets include Aspirin low strength, Cipro, Doxycycline, Ibuprofen, Meloxicam, etc.  

Therefore, before starting this medication you also need to inform your doctor about over-the-counter medicines that you are taking.  

Cefuroxime warnings 

This drug should strictly not be used if you are allergic to it or to similar antibiotics like cephalexin, cefdinir, cefprozil and many others. 


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