Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection

Ceftin 

(cefuroxime axetil)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Infection
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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medication can work.

Price and discounts
Best available price for 20 (500mg) tablets of cefuroxime axetil

Upsides

  • Good at treating many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in several different forms: pill, oral suspension, and injection.
  • Available in generic.

Downsides

  • Must take the liquid suspension with food.
  • Acid reducers can lower the effectiveness of Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil). Talk to your doctor if you are on acid reducers.
How it works

Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

What to expect when you take Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) for Bacterial infection

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Side effect rates for Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)

Risks and Warnings for Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy

    Although rare, Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) can cause a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. Let your doctor know of any allergies to antibiotics. If you get a rash, itchy skin, hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face or mouth while taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil), talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

Common concerns from people taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)

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Food
  • Must take the liquid suspension with food.