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

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Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Cepphalosporins

same class of drugs, Ceftin (cefuroxime) stronger, Cezil also stronger,but more gI side effects.
Keflex is the most affordable for a routine infection.

In brief: Cepphalosporins

same class of drugs, Ceftin (cefuroxime) stronger, Cezil also stronger,but more gI side effects.
Keflex is the most affordable for a routine infection.
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