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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Cefzil (Overview)

Cefzil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is cefzil (cefprozil)?

What is cefzil (cefprozil)?

Cephalosporins: Cefprozil is a cephalosporin-type antimicrobial. This class can cross react in people with pencillin-class allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
48 doctors shared insights

Cefzil (Overview)

Cefzil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Please describe the medication: cefzil (cefprozil)?

Please describe the medication: cefzil (cefprozil)?

Antibiotic: Cefprozil is a second-generation cephalosporin type antibiotic. It can be used to treat bronchitis, ear infections, skin infections, and other bacterial infections. It comes as a tablet and as a liquid suspension. ...Read more

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Pulmonologist prescribed Keflex 250 mg. for bacterial bronchitis. Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil work better due to broader bacterial spectrum?

Pulmonologist  prescribed Keflex 250 mg. for bacterial bronchitis.  Would Ceftin (cefuroxime) or Cefzil work better due to broader bacterial spectrum?

Yes and No: Yes and No. Cefzil and Ceftin (cefuroxime) are second generation cephalosporins, where as Keflex is a first generation. The second generation drugs have better gram-negative coverage however they have not as good gram-positive coverage for bacteria. It depends on which bacteria is being treated. ...Read more

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Is cefzil (cefprozil) effective very against strep throat?

Is cefzil (cefprozil) effective very against strep throat?

Should be but...: Group a streptococcus, causative organism of strep throat, is sensitive to penicillin, amoxicillin, and cephalosporins including cefzil (cefprozil). Cefzil (cefprozil) costs higher than amoxicillin, however, its efficacy against strep throat is not any higher. 5-day course of Cefdinir has been known very effective. ...Read more

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Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

See doctor: Its time for a recheck by your doctor. Your symptoms may be due side effects caused by Flovent and your doctotmay want to discontinue the drug. ...Read more

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What to do if his ear infection and the beginning of a bronchopneumonia since amoxil, and cefzil (cefprozil) didn't work. how long does it take for it to work?

What to do if his ear infection and the beginning of a bronchopneumonia since amoxil, and cefzil (cefprozil) didn't work. how long does it take for it to work?

Weeks/M.D. visit: If there is an ear infection, it can take up to 4 weeks to resolve. Many are caused by viruses which are not affected by antibiotic treatment. If there is a secondary complication of pneumonia which has been treated, then there should be no fever, the cough should improve within 3 weeks and then resolve. If you experience prolonged cough, fever or other symptoms, a follow up is needed. ...Read more

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What is cefzil (cefprozil)?

Cephalosporins: Cefprozil is a cephalosporin-type antimicrobial. This class can cross react in people with pencillin-class allergies. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: cefzil (cefprozil)?

Antibiotic: Cefprozil is a second-generation cephalosporin type antibiotic. It can be used to treat bronchitis, ear infections, skin infections, and other bacterial infections. It comes as a tablet and as a liquid suspension. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take one cefprozil (cefzil) and you are allergic?

What will happen if you take one cefprozil (cefzil) and you are allergic?

It depends: Are you allergic to cepfrozil? If you are, it depends on what kind of a reaction you had in the past. If it was a late small rash, another exposure may be just a somewhat worse rash. If you had a severe allergic reaction, the next may be life-threatening. Without knowing what kind of a reaction you had, I can't be more specific. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take one cefprozil (cefzil) and you are allergic?

What will happen if you take one cefprozil (cefzil) and you are allergic?

Don't do it: Too many possibilities here. Depends on the type of allergies - don't fool around. Blistering, mucous membrane reactions can get started and are very difficult to control, even life threatening. Go see an allergiest who can guide you through, and have testing that can help eliminate possible problems. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil with cefprozil?

Can I take nyquil with cefprozil?

Yes: Yes you can. There should not be any drug interaction between the 2 medications. Use Nyquil only as needed. ...Read more

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Can a bottle of liquid cefprozil go bad? If so, how can I tell?

Can a bottle of liquid cefprozil go bad? If so, how can I tell?

Expiration.: There should be an expiration date on the label. Once that date is passed, the medication's safety and efficacy cannot necessarily be guaranteed. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Cefprozil (Definition)

Cefprozil is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more