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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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. M. Hytham Beck
47 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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Cefprozil (Definition)

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