Active substance Cefuroxime (C16H16N4O8S)
US Brand Zinacef, Ceftin
IN Brand CEFASYN
Manufacturing by Cipla
Strength 500mg
Form release blister 4 pills / 10 pills
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Cefuroxime is an enteral second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It was discovered by the Glaxo, now GlaxoSmithKline and first marketed in 1978 as Zinacef. It received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 1983.

Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

Take this medication by mouth usually twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Take cefuroxime with food to increase absorption and reduce stomach upset. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

250-500 mg PO q12hr for 10 days

500-750 mg IV q8hr; switch to oral therapy as soon as clinically possible

250-500 mg PO q12hr for 5-10 days

750 mg IV/IM q8hr

250-500 mg PO q12hr for 10 days

750 mg IV/IM q8hr; switch to oral therapy as soon as clinically possible

125-250 mg PO q12hr for 7-10 days

750 mg IV/IM q8hr; switch to oral therapy as soon as clinically possible

Uncomplicated: 1 g PO once or 1.5 g IM once at 2 different sites with 1 g probenecid PO

Disseminated: 750 mg IV/IM q8hr

500 mg PO q12hr for 20 days

1.5 g IV/IM q8hr; may be administered q6hr in life-threatening situations

Cefuroxime is generally well-tolerated and its side effects are usually transient. If ingested after food, this antibiotic is both better absorbed and less likely to cause its most common side effects of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches/migraines, dizziness, and abdominal pain compared to most antibiotics in its class.