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Doctor insights on: Ceftin For Strep

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: This suggests involvement of the inner ear and possibly further if by dizziness you are saying vertigo. Please return to your doctor as soon as possible to address this unwanted symptom. ...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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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 ?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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