Ceftin (Cefuroxime) Customer Reviews


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Cefuroxime is a medication that belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is utilized to treat bacterial infections affecting various parts of the body, including bronchitis (an infection of the air passages leading to the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease), Lyme disease (a condition that can occur after a tick bite), as well as infections of the sinuses, ears, skin, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract.

This antibiotic medication works by preventing the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics like cefuroxime are ineffective against viral infections such as the common cold or flu. Avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics since it raises the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant infections in the future.

Uses and Dosage

Cefuroxime is available in tablet and suspension form for oral administration. The dosing frequency and duration of treatment with cefuroxime may vary depending on the nature of the infection being treated, typically administered every 12 hours for a period of 5-10 days.

For the treatment of gonorrhea, a single dose of cefuroxime is recommended, whereas Lyme disease requires cefuroxime to be taken every 12 hours for 20 days.

The suspension should be taken with food, while the tablet may be taken with or without food. Maintain a consistent dosing schedule by taking cefuroxime around the same time every day. Careful adherence to the instructions on the prescription label. Do not take cefuroxime in larger or smaller amounts than directed.

Different cefuroxime products are absorbed differently by the body, so do not substitute one form for another without consulting a doctor, who may need to adjust the dosage accordingly.

Before each use, the suspension should be shaken thoroughly to ensure that the medication is evenly distributed. The tablets must be swallowed whole to prevent a bitter taste. Children who cannot swallow tablets whole should take the liquid formulation instead.

Cefuroxime usually yields noticeable improvement within the first few days of treatment. If there is no improvement or the symptoms worsen, contact a healthcare provider immediately.

Take the entire course of cefuroxime as prescribed, even if you feel better. Discontinuing treatment prematurely or skipping doses may result in incomplete eradication of the infection, thereby increasing the risk of antibiotic resistance.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • chills
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • general feeling of illness or discomfort
  • headache
  • itching of the vagina or genital area
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • rigidity
  • sweating
  • thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  • black, tarry stools
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • loose stools
  • painful or difficult urination
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • swollen glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness


Prior to taking cefuroxime, inform your physician or pharmacist of any allergic reactions you may have had to it, as well as any penicillins or other cephalosporin antibiotics, or any other allergies. This medication may contain inactive components that can result in allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of kidney disease, colitis, liver disease, or poor nutrition.

This drug may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Alcohol or marijuana may exacerbate these symptoms. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or performing any activities that require alertness until you are able to do so safely.

Cefuroxime has the potential to compromise the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccines (such as the typhoid vaccine). Before receiving any immunizations/vaccinations, notify your healthcare provider that you are using cefuroxime.

Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to cefuroxime’s effects.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly necessary. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.

This medication passes into breast milk. Before breastfeeding, consult your doctor.

Form and Strength

Ceftin is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Ceftin tablet:

    • 125mg
    • 250mg
    • 500mg
  • cefuroxime tablet:

    • 500mg


How long does Ceftum take to work?

Most bacterial infections get treated within one week, while some conditions might take longer.

Is Ceftum a strong antibiotic?

Ceftum is a moderately strong antibiotic that can be used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.


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