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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:
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:
- 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
- Hearing loss
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- 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
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Cefuroxime From DrHouse?
Yes, through the DrHouse telehealth app, patients have the convenience of consulting with healthcare providers online. After a virtual consultation, if it’s determined that cefuroxime is an appropriate treatment for your condition, the healthcare provider can issue an electronic prescription which you can use at a pharmacy of your choice.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Cefuroxime from DrHouse?
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.
- If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for cefuroxime or another medication that best addresses your condition.
- The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
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.
What Will My Appointment for a Cefuroxime Prescription Look Like?
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 the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the 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 the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for Cefuroxime is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
DrHouse works on an on-demand basis, which means that our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can get an online prescription at any time, no matter where you are or what time it is.
Our wait times range between 10 and 15 minutes so that you can have your prescription in hand quickly and easily.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Yes, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. Our telehealth platform follows strict security and privacy protocols to ensure the safety of your personal information and medical records.
All of our physicians are licensed and experienced healthcare providers who adhere to the highest standards of quality care.
Is It Legal to Prescribe Medicine Online?
Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.
Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.