Compare Ceftin vs. Zymaxid

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Treats bacterial infections.

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.

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Upsides
  • Good at treating many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in several different forms: pill, oral suspension, and injection.
  • Available in generic.
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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.
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Used for
  • Gatifloxacin (Tequin(R)) tablets and injection were voluntarily discontinued from the global market due to commercial considerations by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb has decided to cease shipping to wholesalers in the United States effective June 2
  • 2006 [3]. Bacterial conjunctivitis Bronchitis
  • Chronic
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation Community acquired pneumonia
  • Including multi-drug resistant S pneumoniae Gonorrhea Infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis Sinusitis
  • Acute Urinary tract infectious disease
  • Gatifloxacin (Tequin(R)) tablets and injection were voluntarily discontinued from the global market due to commercial considerations by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Bristol-Myers Squibb has decided to cease shipping to wholesalers in the United States effective June 2
  • 2006 [3]. Otitis media Tuberculosis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Oral suspension
  • Injection
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Tequin (Gatifloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Allergic reaction
    • History of penicillin allergy
    • History of cephalosporin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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