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Cefuroxime

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Cefuroxime is used to treat bacterial infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, ears...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is used in the treatment of various types of bacterial infections of the ears, throat, skin, soft tissue, sinus, urinary tract, reproductive organs and respiratory tract, etc.
contraindications

Contraindications of Cefuroxime

When should one not use Cefuroxime

  • If you are allergic to cefuroxime or similar medicines.
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin, Monobactams, Carbapenems, or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.
sideEffects

Side effects of Cefuroxime

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Injection site reactions
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Cefuroxime

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take cefuroxime during pregnancy?
A:
Consult your doctor before using cefuroxime during pregnancy as limited safety data is available in pregnant women.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take cefuroxime while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefuroxime passes into the breastmilk in small amounts and may cause some side effects. Thus you should consult your doctor before using this medicine while breastfeeding. Watch for the symptoms like diarrhoea in the breastfed baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken cefuroxime?
A:
Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after taking cefuroxime.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with cefuroxime?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol with cefuroxime, as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your kidneys.
  • You experience continuous diarrhoea.
  • You develop white patches in your mouth.
  • You develop any allergic reactions after taking cefuroxime.
  • You develop rash with blisters and peeling of the skin.
  • Cefuroxime is not recommended for use in children less than 3 months old.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Cefuroxime

How Does It Work?

Cefuroxime works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis. The absence of a bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria.
interactions

Interactions of Cefuroxime

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way cefuroxime works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Do not take Cefuroxime with your acidity medicines.
  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid) and medicines used to thin your blood (Warfarin) should be used with caution along with this medicine.
  • Concomitant use along with contraceptive pills may cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you als...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: In which all dosage forms is Cefuroxime available?

A: Cefuroxime is available in the form of a tablet, capsule, syrup, suspension, oral drops, oral liquid, dry syrup, dry suspension, dry vial, injection.

Q: Is Cefuroxime an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Cefuroxime is an antibiotic medicine.
Last Updated on: 20 Nov 2021 | 11:49 AM (IST)

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