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(Generic alternative to Ceftin)

Formulation : Tablet

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Formulation : Tablet

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What is Ceftin /Cefuroxime used for?

Ceftin fights the body’s bacteria and treats bacterial infections even in critical forms.

How should Ceftin /Cefuroxime be stored?

Store Ceftin at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the oral suspension in the refrigerator. Throw away any medication older than 10 days.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Ceftin/Cefuroxime ?

Take this medication exactly as you were prescribed to by your doctor. When using the oral suspension shake well and use a marked measuring spoon not a regular table spoon. If you change from the oral suspension to the tablet form you may not need the exact same dosage. Even if your symptoms clear continue to use this medication for the entire length of time you have been prescribed. This medication will not cure viral infections such as the common cold. Because this medication may cause incorrect test results you should inform any doctor treating you that you are using this medication.

When should Ceftin /Cefuroxime not be taken?

If you have allergies to cefuroxime, penicillin, or other cephalosporin antibiotics you should not take this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Ceftin /Cefuroxime ?

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or are taking dietary supplements while taking Ceftin. Also inform your doctor if you have liver disease or kidney disease, diabetes, a history of intestinal difficulties, or if you are malnourished because you may require an adjusted dose or specified tests before taking this medication.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Ceftin /Cefuroxime ?

Avoid taking antibiotic medications while on this medication. Antibiotics can cause diarrhea which is a symptom that you may have another infection.

When should Ceftin /Cefuroxime not be taken?

Severe: Bloody or watery diarrhea, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, chest pain, quick or hammering heartbeats, unusual bleeding, blood in your urine, seizures, jaundice, dark urine, fever, confusion or weakness, pale skin, fever, sore throat, head

Common: Mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mild stomach pain, dizziness, headache, lethargy, cough, stuffy nose, stiff muscles, muscle pain, restlessness, irritability, hyper activeness, white patches on your mouth or lips, unpleasant taste in mouth, mild i

Other: None.