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Cefuroxime Axetil Medication
How long cefuroxime axetil 250 mg stay in the system after taking it twice a day for 10 days when will my body be completely clear up how many days?
A week: The half life of cefuroxime is 3.5 hours. That means that half of it is gone from your system in 3.5 hours. In the next 3.5 hours half of the remaining dose is gone. With in one week after you take the last dose all significant amounts will be out of your system. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can zinoximor (cefuroxime axetil 500 mg) tablets be taken at the same time when I am on Nexium (esomeprazole)?
Yes: These drugs won't interfere with one another. No worries. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Probably ok: Unless platelet level was thought to be related to the medication. ...Read more