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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Cefuroxime Axetil (Overview)

Cefuroxime axetil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
87 Doctors shared insights

Cefuroxime Axetil (Overview)

Cefuroxime axetil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What're the foods that I should avoid while taking zinnat (cefuroxime axetil)?

None: There are no specific foods that need to be avoided while taking cefuroxime. It will be best absorbed on an empty stomache.

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

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.

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Is cefuroxime axetil 500mg effective in treating tooth infections?

Not first choice: This is an antibiotic, but not my first choice in treating oral infections. I usually start with Amoxicillin and when someone is allergic to that go to clindamycin. This antibiotic may help but some but will not cure a tooth infection. One must eliminate the source of infection to cure and that means trying to get to a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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What's the side effects of cefuroxime axetil zegen capsule?

Cefuroxime/Zegen SEs: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

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Can I drink alcohol while taking cefuroxime axetil?

No: It is better not to take any alcohol while taking medication, it may interact together and impact the medications effectiveness.

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Zinnat tablet 250mg cefuroxime axetil what's used?

Zinnat: Cefuroxime axetil is an antibiotic used for a number of respiratory, skin and genitourinary infections.

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How many days should I take zinacef (cefuroxime axetil)?

5-10: Zinacef (cefuroxime axetil) (cefuroxime) has many indications for treating various infections but is usually prescribed for between 5 and 10 days.

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What're the foods that I should avoid while taking zinnat (cefuroxime axetil)?

None: There are no specific foods that need to be avoided while taking cefuroxime. It will be best absorbed on an empty stomache.

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics. The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ.

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What's the side effects of cefuroxime axetil zegen capsule?

Cefuroxime/Zegen SEs: Common: diarrhea/nausea/vomiting; vaginitis; elevated liver enzymes, diaper rash; impaired kidneys; anemia; jarisch-herxheimer rxn. Serious: severe allergic rxns; kidney damage; decreased blood cell elements (rbc's, wbc's, platelets, etc); seizures; clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

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What number of days should I take zinacef (cefuroxime axetil) anibiotic?

What number of days should I take zinacef (cefuroxime axetil) anibiotic?

More information: Well the question is 'what' are you taking the antibiotic for? The doctor who prescribed the medication should have some kind of 'plan' in mind for you... We like to follow the axiom - 'treat until better' which for some people means a week, others 10 days, or possibly much longer. It's important to be monitored for side effects AND to make sure a good result is achieved. So please check with doc

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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.

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How many days should I take zinacef (cefuroxime axetil) (antibiotic)?

Depends: That depends on why you're taking it. Duration of treatment depends on the infection. In general you should take it for the amount of time prescribed.

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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.

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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.

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How to get rid of cefuroxime axetil side effects?

Which?: Side-effects of this drug are relatively uncommon and predominantly gastrointestinal, with occasional rises in liver enzymes reported. The others are allergic effects. All could be easily eliminated by discontinuing the medication.

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