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Learn more about CEFTIN

What is CEFTIN?

What is CEFTIN?

CEFTIN is the brand name for cefuroxime axetil and is available as an oral tablet.

What dosages is CEFTIN available in?

What dosages is CEFTIN available in?

CEFTIN is available as a 250 mg and 500 mg oral tablet.

What is CEFTIN used for?

What is CEFTIN used for?

CEFTIN is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for strep throat, tonsil infections, ear infections, sinus infections, lung infections related to long-term bronchitis, skin infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), gonorrheam, and lyme disease.

How does CEFTIN work?

How does CEFTIN work?

CEFTIN is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making an additional covering around themselves for protection.

How do I take CEFTIN?

How do I take CEFTIN?

CEFTIN is typically taken by mouth every 12 hours for up to 20 days, depending on the infection being treated.

Is it safe for me to take CEFTIN?

Is it safe for me to take CEFTIN?

CEFTIN is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.

CEFTIN Common Side Effects

CEFTIN Common Side Effects

Common side effects of CEFTIN include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Low appetite
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Rash or itching
CEFTIN Serious Side Effects

CEFTIN Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with CEFTIN. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious allergic reactions: hives, rash, blisters, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
  • Infectious (C. difficile-related) diarrhea: foul-smelling diarrhea, fever, nausea, frequent bowel movements (even up to 15 times per day)
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CEFTIN

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CEFTIN

The following medications may interact with CEFTIN: Oral contraceptives: In common with other antibiotics, CEFTIN may decrease the effectiveness of some oral contraceptives.

Who makes CEFTIN?

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Is CEFTIN safe in pregnancy?

Is CEFTIN safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if CEFTIN will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving CEFTIN, talk to your healthcare provider.


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