Ceftin

(cefuroxime axetil)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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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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Quick facts about Ceftin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cefuroxime axetil)

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

Quick facts about Ceftin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cefuroxime axetil)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Oral suspension
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) for Bacterial infection

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  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Rash
  • Vaginal inflammation
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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats bronchitis.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats bronchitis.

Common concerns from people taking Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Ceftin
BProbably safe
Food
  • Must take the liquid suspension with food.