Cefuroxima 500mg 10 tabs, Cefuroxime
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For which conditions is this medication prescribed?
Cefuroxime is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as bronchitis , gonorrhea , Lyme disease , and infections of the ears, throat , sinuses, urinary tract and skin. Cefuroxime is in a class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics have no effect on colds , flu or other viral infections.
How is this medicine?
Cefuroxime comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth. Is taken usually every 12 hours ( twice daily ) for 7 to 10 days. For gonorrhea , cefuroxime is taken as a single dose , and in treating Lyme disease, is taken twice a day for 20 days. The tablets may be taken with or without food, and the solution should be taken with food . To help you remember to take medication, take it at the same time every day . Follow the directions on your prescription label and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use the medication exactly as directed . Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Shake the liquid well before each use to mix the medication evenly .
The tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water. Since crushed tablets have a strong bitter taste, do not crush . Children who can not swallow the tablet whole should take the oral solution.
Continue with the medication even if you feel better. Abruptly stopping the drug can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
What other uses for this medicine Return to top
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses ; more information ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What special precautions should I follow Return to top
Before taking cefuroxime :
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to cefuroxime , penicillin, cefaclor (Ceclor ) , cefadroxil ( Duricef ) , cefamandole ( Mandol ) , cefazolin ( Ancef , Kefzol ) , cefdinir ( Omnicef â€‹â€‹) cefditoren ( Spectracef ) , cefepime ( Maxipima ) , cefixime ( Suprax ) , cefmetazole ( Zefazone ) , cefonicid ( Monocid ) , cefoperazone ( Cefobid ) , cefotaxime ( Claforan ) , cefoxitin ( Mefoxin ) , cefpodoxime ( Vantin ) , cefprozil ( Cefzil ) , ceftazidime ( Ceptaz , Fortaz , Tazicef ) , ceftibuten ( Cedax ) , ceftizoxime ( Cefizox ) , ceftriaxone (Rocephin ) , cephalexin ( Keflex ) , cephapirin ( Cefadyl ) , cephradine ( Velosef ) oracarbef ( Lorabid ) , or other medicines.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, for example , vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal manufactured . Be sure to mention the following: anticoagulants such as warfarin ( Coumadin ), diuretics , drugs for heartburn ( heartburn) and ulcers , other antibiotics, and probenecid ( Benemid ) . Your doctor may change the dose of your medications or monitor you carefully for the development and complications related side effects.
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney , liver or stomach, or colitis. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant , plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking this drug , call your doctor immediately .
What special dietary instructions should I follow this medicine Return to top
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise , continue your normal diet .
What should I do if I forget a dose Return to top
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember but if it is time for the next, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule . Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What are the side effects can this medication cause Return to top
Cefuroxime may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Drug Name: CEFUROXIME
Comparable patent medicine: CEFUROXIME
Active ingredient: CEFUROXIME
Concentration: 500 mg
Extended-release tablets: No
Lab: MERCK SA de C.V.
Box of 10 tablets