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Cefuroxime (Ceftin)

Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic widely used for treating various bacterial infections.

Cefuroxime is classified as a β-lactam agent and it works by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls, leading to cell death.

In the United States, cefuroxime is available under the following brand names:

  • Ceftin
  • Zinacef

Cefuroxime is considered a broad-spectrum antibiotic, meaning it is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Because of this, it can be used to treat a wide range of infections and is often utilized for empirical therapy in community-acquired infections.

Some common bacterial infections that cefuroxime is used to treat include:

  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and pneumonia.
  • Infections of the skin such as cellulitis, impetigo, and wound infections.
  • Urinary tract infections such as cystitis and pyelonephritis.
  • STIs such as gonorrhea.
  • Bone and joint infections such as osteomyelitis
  • Early Lyme disease

It may also be used for other infections not listed above. It’s also important to note that cefuroxime is ineffective against viral infections such as the common cold or flu.

Cefuroxime is available in several forms including tablets, oral suspension, IV (intravenous), and IM (intramuscular).

Cefuroxime Side Effects

Common side effects associated with cefuroxime may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Irritation where the shot is given (Only for injectable forms)

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Fever, chills, or a sore throat
  • Seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain
  • Bloody or watery stool
  • Chest pain
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Severe stomach pain

If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction call 911 or seek medical attention immediately. Signs of an allergic reaction may include rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

The above lists of possible side effects associated with cefuroxime are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking cefuroxime, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cefuroxime

What Is the Typical Starting Dose of Cefuroxime?

Oral cefuroxime is available in 250 mg and 500 mg tablets, while the oral suspension is available in 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL.

The exact dosage will depend on the type and severity of the infection being treated. It usually ranges between 250 and 500 mg given once or twice a day with a maximum dosage of  1000 mg per day (it may depend on the condition). The duration of treatment can vary from 5 to 14 days depending on the infection it is used to treat, and in some cases, it may be prescribed for longer periods.

It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and duration as directed by your doctor.

How to Take Cefuroxime?

Cefuroxime should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Some general guidelines include:

Cefuroxime tablets should be taken with or without food. Take it with food if it causes an upset stomach. To ensure proper absorption and effectiveness, swallow the tablet whole; do not chew, break, or crush it. If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, talk with your doctor about the best way to take your medication.

Oral suspension of cefuroxime should be taken with food to promote better absorption and mitigate possible gastrointestinal discomfort. Before each use, shake the bottle well to mix the medication evenly. Accurate dosage is crucial; use the provided measuring device to ensure the correct amount is given. Do not use a household spoon as it may not yield a precise dose.

Do You Need a Prescription for Cefuroxime?

In the United States, cefuroxime is classified as a prescription medication and is not available over the counter. Patients must consult a healthcare provider to obtain this antibiotic.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.