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Dr. Austina Cho
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Is this antibiotic gv Cefuroxime cv likley to raise sugar levels. Just wanna make sure as my father is put on them for a week twice a day.Help?

Is this antibiotic gv Cefuroxime cv likley to raise sugar levels. Just wanna make sure as my father is put on them for a week twice a day.Help?

Cefuroxime...: ...won't affect blood sugar. We use it (and related drugs, i.e. the cephalosporin antibiotics) all the time in diabetic patients, including two of my own patients currently in the hospital. Anyway, I think you can safely assume his doctors are on top of things like this -- but if in doubt, ask them. Best wishes and good luck to your dad. ...Read more

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What is done for cefuroxime toxicity?

What is done for cefuroxime toxicity?

Symptomatic : Treatment depends on the severity of the reaction. After stopping the medication the symptoms of the reaction need to be treated. Treatment varies depending on the clinical findings. ...Read more

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Whats are the side effects of cefuroxime?

Some severe: Mostly stomach cramps and diarrhea for some people but people can have a severe allergic reaction, which causes breathing trouble and can even cause death, rarely seizures, a severe skin condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis and steven-johnson's syndrome. Most people do not have any trouble with it. I always recommend eating yogurt with an active culture to help the stomach issues. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could cefuroxime affect menstrual cycles?

Could cefuroxime affect menstrual cycles?

Not likely: The antibiotic should not affect your cycle, that being said, any antibiotic could affect a cycle. I e, why was it being used? ...Read more

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Can i take cefuroxime (500 mg) with ranitidine?

Reduce effectiveness: Ranitidine has been show to reduce the Cefuroxime levels when taken together.This may result in antibiotic failure. If you must use ranitidine, take Cefuroxime at least 2 hours before your ranitidine dose.Peak level of Cefuroxime ~2 hours after an oral dose allow 8-12hr before next dose(ranitidine out of body) some side effects diarrhea, heartburn. See you doctor if your symptoms persist/worsen. ...Read more

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Can u take cefuroxime if allergic to penicillin?

Can u take cefuroxime if allergic to penicillin?

Yes: I have been using Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) in penicillin allergic patients for years without any problem. You can safely take ceftin. Other antibiotics that can be used are the fluoroquinolones such as Ciprofloxacin or levaquin (levofloxacin). The latter is more expensive but has a very low rate of bacterial resistance. ...Read more