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Doctor insights on: Cefuroxime In Pregnancy

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Is cefuroxime safe in pregnancy? Can it treat staphylococcus? Thanks.

Is cefuroxime safe in pregnancy? Can it treat staphylococcus? Thanks.

Yes and often: There is a lot of resistance in staph, so no antibiotic is certain to work. Cefuroxime works some of the time. Getting a culture is needed to guide thereapy. However, it is certainly one of the safest drugs in pregnancy.

Dr. William Singer
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Is it safe to use cefuroxime axetil 500 mg (twice a day, within 5 day) during second trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to use cefuroxime axetil 500 mg (twice a day, within 5 day) during second trimester of pregnancy?

Yes, safe: Cefuroxime belongs to the class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are safe during pregnancy (Category B). If you have any allergies to antibiotics, let your doctor know.

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My doctor prescribed me cefuroxime and chlorquinaldol-promestrine in treating bacterial vaginosis. Could these be harmful to an early pregnancy, because I may be pregnant of 1 week?

My doctor prescribed me cefuroxime and chlorquinaldol-promestrine in treating bacterial vaginosis. Could these be harmful to an early pregnancy, because I may be pregnant of 1 week?

It could be.: Tell your doctor immediately that you may be pregnant, do a definitive urine or blood test to find out if you are, realizing that the otc test will not detect a very early pregnancy. Do it now.

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Could it be harmful to fetus the use of cefurolsine in early pregnancies?

Could it be harmful to fetus the use of cefurolsine in early pregnancies?

Spelling?: I can't find that drug listed anywhere - are you sure of the spelling? Is it the antibiotic cefuroxime? The cephalosporin antibiotics are considered safe in pregnancy.

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What are the foods that I should avoid while taking cefuroxime?

What are the foods that I should avoid while taking cefuroxime?

No foods: No foods should cause a problem, but some medications can decrease the levels you develop which may make it less effective. These include antacids, acid blockers, antiinflammatories like advil, (ibuprofen) and calcium supplements.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What's the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

What's the side effects of cefuroxime antibiotic?

Cefuroxime SE's: 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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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 is the definition or description of: Cefuroxime allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cefuroxime allergy?

Cefuroxime allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. "Life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis in which you may have trouble breathing, your throat closes up, and your skin breaks out into hives. Swelling of the face, including eyes, lips, mouth, tongue, and throat." REF: https://www. Everydayhealth. Com/drugs/cefuroxime

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Is cefuroxime along with axitrhomycin as strong as levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Is cefuroxime along with axitrhomycin as strong as levaquin (levofloxacin)?

DOUBLE ANTIBIOTIC: Coverage is rather unusual. Antibiotics are all good and effective, as long as prescribed for the right reasons/conditions. I am still not sure about those 2 particular antibiotics being prescribed at the same time...

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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