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Hi I have been given medication, cefuroxime 500mg for 2x 7 days;i did repeat urinalysis today I am 20wks pregnant. Repeat urinalysis results is:color: light yellow; character: hazy: albumin: negative; bilirubin: negative; pus cells:8-10; rbc:0-2: e. cells

Hi I have been given medication, cefuroxime 500mg for 2x 7 days;i did repeat urinalysis today I am 20wks pregnant. Repeat urinalysis results is:color: light yellow; character: hazy: albumin: negative; bilirubin: negative; pus cells:8-10; rbc:0-2: e. cells

What's the question?: If a woman has a bladder infection (typical UTI or urinary tract infection) that involves the bladder and has not spread to the kidneys, then taking oral antibiotics is the usual treatment. The patient should be feeling better by the next day, but does need to finish the course of treatment. If a urine culture was sent to the lab, the doctor or his staff will be able to see what the cause was. ...Read more

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Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall I would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more

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Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If I'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Neither are sulfas: Novalgin is a pain reliever and cefuroximeis a cepholosporin antibiotic. If you are allergic to pcn you have @ 5% chance of being allergic to cefuroxime. ...Read more

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I am taking Balzina for the birth control and cefuroxime for acne, do you think the acne medication will affect the blazina?

I am taking Balzina for the birth control and cefuroxime for acne, do you think the acne medication will affect the blazina?

Should not: Theoretically there is a concern of antibiotics effecting the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, several large studies have not found this issue except with rifampin. I would discuss the issue with your treating doctor. They may recommend a barrier method of birth control until you have finished your anabiotic. If your anabiotic is for chronic use, please speak with your doctor. Dr. R ...Read more

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Is there a drug interaction for Ceftin (cefuroxime) and Omeprazole? I am on ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x daily and Omeprazole 40mg daily. Can they be taken together?

Med interactions: According to a drug interaction check, the absorption level of the Ceftin (cefuroxime) may be affected by lowered stomach acid which is what omeprazole does. It appears that any medication that lowers the acid would have this affect (for example, Zantac or Pepcid). This would reduce the effectiveness of the Ceftin (cefuroxime). You may want to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Ceftin (cefuroxime) or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I pee a lot. I think I have a uti. I have used augumentin and rocephin (ceftriaxone). Almost done with cefuroxime drugs. But I still pee a lot. What can I take?

That is quite a: Bit of treatment for a uti. If symptoms have persisted need further work up and potential urologic evaluation rather than "shotgun" antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Had a sinus/ear infection since 5/23. Was given azithromycin & augmentin, neither drug was effective. I am taking ceftin, (cefuroxime) is this more effective?

Sinusitis: Hello, you are being treated in an appropriate pathway. Personally, I recommend a quinolone antibiotic such as Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Avelox after failing the previous two antibiotics. I also add a steroid by mouth to this regimen. Allergy testing may be helpful. You have had ear infections as well. Finally a ct scan of your sinuses would help, especially if you fail another abx. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is cefuroxime?

What is cefuroxime?

Antibiotic: It is an antibiotic used for certain types of infections. ...Read more

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Can Norflox be combined with Cefuroxime in use?

Can Norflox be combined with Cefuroxime in use?

I see no: Reasons why not but your question should be directed to the prescribing Health Professional... these are powerful antibiotics!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the complication if cefuroxime intra veineuse taken oraly dose 550 mg?

Probably none: At worst, the taste is terrible. The dose is appropriate for an adult without contraindications like kidney dysfunction. Allergies to the drug. Etc.
Why was it taken orally? ...Read more

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Why Cefuroxime if injection taken three times daily but if oraly taken twice daily?

Cefuroxime: Different formulations of medications can last a different amount of time in the body. Other explanations can be that the prescriber wished to decrease the amount of drug you received each day. ...Read more

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I have gained weight due to Cefuroxime Axetile Torfur and I need to lose it fast. I exercise and have diet control. But no result. I need to lose Fat.

I have gained weight due to Cefuroxime Axetile Torfur and I need to lose it fast. I exercise and have diet control. But no result. I need to lose Fat.

Energy balance: Corticosteroids, most anti-depressants, some anti-psychotics, mood stabilizers & diabetes meds can cause weight gain but cefuroxine doesn't. Exercise is great for your health but must be combined with caloric restriction for weight loss. Start a diet diary and do a calorie count. Then decrease portion sizes and eliminate "empty calories" like sodas. I recommend THE DUKE DIET book for more info. ...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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Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Yes, if: The organisms, such as neisseria or chlamydia, is sensitive to this antibiotic. If it is not treated properly, you can get scarring and urethral strictures, which can become big problems. ...Read more

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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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What's 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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Can collection fluid and very little tissue reminant be treated with cefuroxime, nospa and metronidozole?

Nope.: Tissue reminant of any kind needs to be addressed with an ob/gyn. Go see your doc for the consultation. You may need a D&C to clear the reminant. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Can I take cefuroxime (500 mg) with ranitidine?

Should be: Ok. Maybe spread them out a bit in case the low acid situation decreases the absorption of the antibiotic. ...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

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Is it okay to take cefuroxime while one is on Nexium?

Is it okay to take cefuroxime while one is on Nexium?

Yes, no problem: These drugs won't interact. Since you obviously have access to the internet, you can find out for yourself about any drug interactions. Google "drug interactions" and you'll find several websites, where you can enter any number of drugs to check whether they are safe and effective when taken together. ...Read more

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Can Cefuroxime 500mg twice/day treat epididymo-orchitis?

Not the best choice: If due to bacteria sensitive to the cephalosporin antibiotics, cefuroxime should work fine. But knowing this requires a urine cuture with antimicrobial susceptibility testing if positive. If such testiing hasn't been done, this is a poor antibiotic choice. Normally a fluoroquinolone, e.g. levofloxacin. Or if under age 35, ceftriaxone + doxycycline for likely chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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My dr. Increased my ceftin (cefuroxime) from 500mg bid to 1000mg bid is this dosage okay?

Yes.: The killing pattern of antibiotics are determined by the mechanism of action. Some of us believe in the area under the curve such that a higher does at one time and slowly metabolized kills the organisms as they reach the maximum of activity. I am one who believes that b-lactams work better with constant exposure of the organisms cell walls so I give it more dosing a day. That is dependent of md. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) one dose every 24 hours. I took my dose 12hours late. I took another does at my normal time 12 hours later. Is this okay?

I was prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) one dose every 24 hours. I took my dose 12hours late. I took another does at my normal time 12 hours later. Is this okay?

Yes: Being off-schedule on one day should not make a difference. One can just get back onto schedule and follow the schedule for the rest of the medication course. Ceftin (cefuroxime) is often dosed at twice a day... so if one is unclear on whether the instructions should be once a day or twice a day, just call the doctor's office when the office is open, to ask. ...Read more