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Doctor insights on: Cefuroxime Axetil Warnings And Recalls

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Zinnat tablet 250mg cefuroxime axetil what's used?

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Whats 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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