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Do you need a prescription for cefuroxime?

Yes, cefuroxime is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is cefuroxime without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase cefuroxime, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for cefuroxime in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a cefuroxime savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your cefuroxime with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a cefuroxime coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide cefuroxime coupons or FREE cefuroxime samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for cefuroxime in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much cefuroxime?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using cefuroxime. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much cefuroxime. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic cefuroxime?

Generic cefuroxime refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various bacterial infections.

Active ingredient of cefuroxime

The active ingredient of cefuroxime is cefuroxime axetil.

US brand name of cefuroxime and manufacturer

Cefuroxime is available in the US under various brand names, including Ceftin and Zinacef. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of cefuroxime and manufacturer

In the UK, cefuroxime is available under various brand names, including Zinnat. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for cefuroxime

A prescription (Rx) is required for cefuroxime in both the US and the UK.

Availability of cefuroxime in the UK with NHS prescription

Cefuroxime is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is an antibacterial, used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, skin and soft tissue infections, otitis media, and urinary tract infections. Cefuroxime is also used to treat gonorrhea, and early Lyme disease.

How does cefuroxime work?

Cefuroxime belongs to a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria (such as Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae) and killing them, thereby treating the underlying infection.

Forms of cefuroxime available

Cefuroxime is available in various dosage forms, including oral tablets and suspension for oral administration, as well as intravenous (IV) injection.

Dosage of cefuroxime

The dose of cefuroxime may vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the individual’s age and weight, and other factors. It is important to follow the medical advice and drug information provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for cefuroxime use

Cefuroxime should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets or oral suspension are usually taken orally with or without food. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Warnings and contraindications for cefuroxime

  • Cefuroxime may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Cefuroxime may cause allergic reactions, especially in individuals with a history of penicillin allergy or other cephalosporin allergies
  • Cefuroxime should be used with caution in patients with a history of renal and intestinal disease (especially colitis), or liver disease
  • Cefuroxime passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of cefuroxime if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of cefuroxime during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy when prescribed by a healthcare professional.

Possible side effects of cefuroxime

In clinical trials common side effects of cefuroxime may include gastrointestinal upset, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any adverse reactions to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Cefuroxime may interact with certain medications, such as antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, iron supplements, birth control pills, and probenecid. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, multivitamins, and supplements you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to cefuroxime

Other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as ceftriaxone and cephalexin, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of bacterial infections. Other antibiotics used for the treatment of infections include amoxicillin, doxycycline, metronidazole, and azithromycin.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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