General English name: Cefuroxime

Brand: Britacef, Zinacef, Zinnat

Application: Treatment or prevention of infection






Pharmacological information of cefuroxime

Contraindications to the drug Cefuroxime

Drug interaction of cefuroxime

Tips to consider before taking cefuroxime

Possible side effects of cefuroxime

How to store cefuroxime







Pharmacological information of cefuroxime

Medication Information: Cefuroxime is an antibiotic that affects a wide range of bacteria. This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, skin infections, chest infections, ear infections and sinusitis. This antibiotic is also prescribed before some surgeries to prevent infection. The antibiotic cefuroxime treats the infection by killing the bacterium that causes the infection.

Cefuroxime is suitable for children, adults and pregnant women. Some people who are allergic to the antibiotic penicillin should not take cefuroxime and should inform their doctor about their history of allergies to other antibiotics.


Contraindications to the drug Cefuroxime

• Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Drug interaction of cefuroxime

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with this drug include: Cephalosporin antibiotics (eg, tobramycin, gentamicin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, live bacterial vaccines).

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.


Tips to consider before taking cefuroxime

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cefuroxime:

• If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.

• If you have any kidney problems.

• If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Be sure to tell your doctor, especially if you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins.


Possible side effects of cefuroxime

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, change in blood test results (temporarily), itchy skin and other allergic reactions

Important Note: If you have symptoms such as an itchy rash, swelling of the face or mouth, or difficulty breathing, these symptoms may be a sign of antibiotic allergy. In such cases, stop taking cefuroxime and see a doctor or emergency room right away.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of cefuroxime.


How to store cefuroxime

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

• If you have been prescribed liquid medicine, keep it in the refrigerator. When using the medicine, pay attention to the expiration date on the bottle and do not use it after this date.

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