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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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If I'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

Probably: There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime). If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the risk, but if you just developed a rash, it's fine to try the ceftin (cefuroxime). ...Read more

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If I am allergic to amoxicillin, are cefzil and ceftin (cefuroxime) ok to use?

Depends: Many who are allergic to penicillin will also rest to cephalosporin antibiotics too. May not want to risk it. ...Read more

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Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.

No: Flagyl does not treat strep throat, first establish it is indeed strep throat, and see an allergist to go over your drug reactions to determine what you are indeed allergic to and what you can and cannot take. Don't self medicate! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take cefuroxime axetil if I am allergic to penicillan?

Is it possible for me to take cefuroxime axetil if I am allergic to penicillan?

Probably yes, but: Cefuroxime has very little similarity with penicillin. Still, some patients who are highly sensitive to penicillin don't tolerate it. If you had a life-threatening reaction to penicillin, don't take it without consulting an allergist/immunologist first. If yo had a mild rash or nausea, you can probably try it. ...Read more

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Can I take cefuroxime axetil if allergic to penicillin?

Maybe: You have about a 2-5% chance to also be allergic to cefuroxime. You may want to talk to your allergist about testing to penicillin first to confirm this allergy. If you do have pcn allergy, then you can: 1.Use a different antibiotic 2. Do a graded challenge/desensitization to cefuroxime. If negative to pcn on testing, <1% will have problems with cefuroxime. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin and I have been prescribed 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil can I take it?

Possibly: Approximately 16% of individuals with true penicillin allergies will have a cross reactivity with cephalosporin antibiotics, like Cefuroxime axetil. Best to discuss with your prescribing doctor whether or not he or she believes you have a true allergy to penicillin vs. A side effect reaction to penicillin. ...Read more

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What is ceftin (cefuroxime) for?

Broad spectrum: This oral cephalosporin antibiotic is used to treat upper respiratory tract bacterial infections as well as uncomplicated infections of the skin, urinary tract and other parts of the body. Except for allergic reactions the side-effects are not dangerous. ...Read more

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My dr. Increased my ceftin (cefuroxime) from 500mg bid to 1000mg bid is this dosage okay?

Yes.: The killing pattern of antibiotics are determined by the mechanism of action. Some of us believe in the area under the curve such that a higher does at one time and slowly metabolized kills the organisms as they reach the maximum of activity. I am one who believes that b-lactams work better with constant exposure of the organisms cell walls so I give it more dosing a day. That is dependent of md. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) one dose every 24 hours. I took my dose 12hours late. I took another does at my normal time 12 hours later. Is this okay?

I was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) one dose every 24 hours. I took my dose 12hours late. I took another does at my normal time 12 hours later. Is this okay?

Yes: Being off-schedule on one day should not make a difference. One can just get back onto schedule and follow the schedule for the rest of the medication course. Ceftin (cefuroxime) is often dosed at twice a day... so if one is unclear on whether the instructions should be once a day or twice a day, just call the doctor's office when the office is open, to ask. ...Read more

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Ceftin (cefuroxime).Any side effects on this?

For sure: Like virtually every drug in existence, Ceftin (cefuroxime) can cause unwanted reactions. Common ones are: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vaginitis, and rash. There are also rare but serious reactions too, just like with all antibiotics. General rule: use only when necessary and if the benefit outweighs the risk. Your doctor can help make these decisions. ...Read more

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Common side effects of ceftin (cefuroxime)?

Ceftin (cefuroxime) is in the: Class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. It can cause diarrhea, nausea, hives (if allergic), as can any antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is ceftin (cefuroxime) in the family of penicilin?

Ceftin (cefuroxime): Crafting is in a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are not penicillins but have a 3% cross reactivity in patients allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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How quick will ceftin (cefuroxime) work for pneumonia?

How quick will ceftin (cefuroxime) work for pneumonia?

Depends: A lot depends or organism bacteria or mycoplasma or viral. If organism susceptible to antibiotic should start to feel better in 3 days. Some times complications of pneumonia such as empyema and extent of consolidation in lung enter into time of healing. Sometimes there can be progression because of lack of sensitivity of organism to antibiotic. Radiographs often define extent of the problem. ...Read more

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How quickly will ceftin (cefuroxime) work for pneumonia?

A few days: Assuming the causative organism is susceptible to Ceftin (cefuroxime) (determined by culture) and the dose is adequate and the patient takes the medicine as directed, the antibiotic should begin working as soon as blood levels reach therapeutic levels usually in 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) to take instead of amoxicillan. I took a dose of amox. This morning around 8. Can I take the ceftin (cefuroxime) tonight instead of amox?

No harm, no worry: Cefuroxime (Ceftin (cefuroxime)) and amoxicillin are chemically very close to one another, and both are very safe. Taking the two together for a few doses won't cause any harm. Take the Ceftin (cefuroxime) tonight as directed. ...Read more

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I Stopped the zpack on Wednesday's morning. Can I start a course of ceftin (cefuroxime) Friday afternoon?

I Stopped the zpack on Wednesday's morning. Can I start a course of ceftin (cefuroxime) Friday afternoon?

Yes: But why are you taking all these antibiotics? Potential exists for serious complications. Do not take these unless clearly clinically indicated. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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Positive for group c streptococcus - finished full course of ceftin 6 days ago. 3 days ago I started breaking out in hives. What could be causing this?

Positive for group c streptococcus - finished full course of ceftin 6 days ago. 3 days ago I started breaking out in hives. What could be causing this?

Urticaria?: This may be an allergic reaction to cefuroxime (Ceftin) even though you finished it 3 days previously. However, such allergic reaction also can occur with various viral infections (which you likely had along with strep). Or reaction to some other drug you may be taking. Contact your doctor for sure: sometimes urticaria (hives) can be the start of a more serious problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ceftin (cefuroxime) be used to treat adult pertussis?

Can ceftin (cefuroxime) be used to treat adult pertussis?

No: The recommended drugs are azithromycin, clarithromycin, and erythromycin. Ceftin (cefuroxime) is unlikely to be effective. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ceftin (cefuroxime) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ceftin (cefuroxime) allergy?

Ceftin allergy: Ceftin (cefuroxime) a cephalosporin antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe. For info on potential adverse reactions see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/ceftin-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

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Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) going to be effective for treating Cellulitis or any other antib which will work better!!!

Likely: Ceftin (cefuroxime) can work fairly well for simple skin infections however there are other antibiotics that may be needed for complicated skin infections. ...Read more

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I've got pneumonia and my doctor prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime).How fast does this medicine will work?

I've got pneumonia and my doctor prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime).How fast does this medicine will work?

Depends: A lot depends or organism bacteria or mycoplasma or viral. If organism susceptible to antibiotic should start to feel better in 3 days. Some times complications of pneumonia such as empyema and extent of consolidation in lung enter into time of healing. Sometimes there can be progression because of lack of sensitivity of organism to antibiotic. Radiographs often define extent of the problem. ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction for Ceftin (cefuroxime) and Omeprazole? I am on ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x daily and Omeprazole 40mg daily. Can they be taken together?

Med interactions: According to a drug interaction check, the absorption level of the Ceftin (cefuroxime) may be affected by lowered stomach acid which is what omeprazole does. It appears that any medication that lowers the acid would have this affect (for example, Zantac or Pepcid). This would reduce the effectiveness of the Ceftin (cefuroxime). You may want to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Ceftin (cefuroxime) or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old was accidentally prescribed omnicef 250mg, 2x a day, but learned it was suppose to be for ceftin (cefuroxime). What harm can this do to the body.

My 2 1/2 year old was accidentally prescribed omnicef 250mg, 2x a day, but learned it was suppose to be for ceftin (cefuroxime). What harm can this do to the body.

No harm: Both medications are cephalosporins, and should treat similar infections. The dose may need to be adjusted though according to the weight of your child. ...Read more

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Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) 500 mg an effective antibiotic to treat mild diabetic wounds and infection. Pls help.

Is Ceftin (cefuroxime) 500 mg an effective antibiotic to treat mild diabetic wounds and infection. Pls help.

Ceftin (cefuroxime): This is antibiotic might now work well since it does not cover some of the types of bacteria causing these wounds. You need different antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pneumonia and my doctor prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime). Any idea how fast this medicine will work?

What to do if I have pneumonia and my doctor prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime). Any idea how fast this medicine will work?

Depends: Get better if bacterial infection. Ceftin (cefuroxime) belongs to cephalosporin antibiotic group.. Ceftin (cefuroxime) is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms. If organsim sensitive should start to feel better in week. May take weeks to fully recuperate. Time depends on kind of organism and its suceptibility to antibiotic. Some people have allergies to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will cefuroxime (ceftin) effect my birth control pills?

Will cefuroxime (ceftin) effect my birth control pills?

No interference: It's an outdated urban myth that antibiotics interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills. They do not, except occasionally with rifampin, an infrequently used antibiotic for certain infections like tuberculosis. Cefuroxime has no effect. See https://www. Drugs. Com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control. Html ...Read more

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My son who is 24 years old was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for tonsillitis and has had diarrhea with blood for a while now. How long can that last?

My son who is 24 years old was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for tonsillitis and has had diarrhea with blood for a while now. How long can that last?

Might be serious: Antibiotic related diarrhea can sometimes be a sign of a secondary infection in the bowel. This is particularly worrisome if the diarrhea is bloody. This type of infection is due to a bacteria commonly referred to as "c. Diff" and requires additionaly therapy. Your son should have this evaluated with proper laboratory testing. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

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Cefuroxime Axetil (Definition)

Cefuroxime axetil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more