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.

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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?

Antibiotic treatment. If you have had a poor response to these three potent antibiocs, you should make an appointment with an ENT specialist for further evaluation. Read more...
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...

On ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x/day for bad sinus infection. Have had vomiting the 1st day, and now heartburn. It's excruciating; should I skip the 2nd dose and call dr?

Yes your doctor shou. You must inform the doctor, so that he/she can make some adjustments. The heartburn can be easily controlled with maalox or you can get hold of some Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(least expensive). Prilosec is even more effective for heartburn but it costs a bit more. Read more...

Is Antibiotic Cefuroxime Axetil effective against both upper and lower respitory infections or effective only against upper respitory infection?

It can be. Cefuroxime can be used to treat pneumonia (lower respiratory infection) as long as the bacteria you are infected with is "sensitive" to the antibiotic. Bacteria can evolve and develop resistance, so there is always a possibility that your infection is resistant to the bacteria, OR if it's a viral infection it will not respond to antibiotics (it will only help develop resistant bacteria!) Read more...
It is effective. Against both depending on the cause of the infection and may not be the first line of treatment. Read more...