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That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall i would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more
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
Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?
Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, i recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Yes: Yes. There are no interactionsGet a more detailed answer ›
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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