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Ceftin For Strep
I am being treated for strep for a second time- first with amoxicillin now with ceftin (cefuroxime). Can the strep spread from my throat to my chest?
Strep: Strep throat results in pain on swallowing with red, inflamed posterior throat. It is highly susceptible to Amoxil (amoxicillin) (penicillins) but some people may require other medications. However, "spreading to chest" - do you mean you have a concurrent cough now, or chest pain. Some people have a viral/bacterial cough - please see your physician to further evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
On Ceftin (cefuroxime) 3 days for strep &staph sinus infect
Now I have tinnitus, headache dizzy. How do I know if antibiotic is correct one?
Be seen: There are plenty, but you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with strep today but no swabtest wasdone. My head is killing(medrol (methylprednisolone) and ceftin) had mono b4. Is it mono or strep? Headache pain help plz
Can I use Flagyl to treat strep throat? I'm allergic to penicillin, bactrum, ceftin (cefuroxime) and levaqon.
Rx:ceftin 500mg tid 10 days po.Been told to do follow up urine c&s after the full course.How long do I wait before I do a c&s without abx left in me?
Urine culture: At least after 48 hours after the last dose of antibiotics, if you wait longer is ok. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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Ceftin (cefuroxime): Not that I am aware.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Wine: In moderation only.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most of the time: I would say that it should be ok 95% of the time. ...Read more
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
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
My WBC level has fallen over the last 4 months from 4.4/ Dec. to 3.8/Mar. to 3.6/Apr. (Took Ceftin (cefuroxime) for a bad resp. inf. in late Mar.) Is this serious?
No: I'm surprised it's appeared this steady. In real life, it fluctuates wildly even from hour to hour. ...Read more