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Can You Get a Ceftin Prescription Online?

Going to your doctor’s office when you know you just need an antibiotic can be such a hassle. You have to make an appointment, drive across town, and sit in a waiting room with people who might be even sicker than you. Afterward, you still need to go to the pharmacy.

Instead of dealing with all of that, you may be wondering if you can get a Ceftin prescription online.

The short answer is yes! You can get Ceftin and other antibiotics prescribed online. Read on to learn how and to learn more about Ceftin.

How Do I Get Ceftin Online?

With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a licensed physician from anywhere. If they find that you will benefit from Ceftin (or another antibiotic), they can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

Getting started is easy. Simply click here or call (888) 578-9461 any time to schedule an appointment.

If you want to learn more about how online doctor consultations work, including pricing and insurance, and how they are transforming healthcare around the world, click here.

It’s best to come to your appointment prepared, and since all antibiotics are different, read on below to learn more about Ceftin and if it’s right for you.

What is Ceftin?

Ceftin is a brand name for cefuroxime axetil, a cephalosporin antibiotic. Like all antibiotics, Ceftin does not treat viral infections like a cold or the flu.

How Does Ceftin Work?

Like other antibiotics, Ceftin works by preventing the growth of bacteria.

Ceftin Dosage and Treatment

Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions, as they may vary from those listed here. Typical dosage of Ceftin is 250 mg to 500 mg every 12 hours.

Ceftin should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset and to increase how well your body absorbs it. Try to take the dosses as evenly spaced apart as you can and the same time every day.

Benefits of Ceftin

Ceftin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, such as:

Ceftin is not used to treat viral infections like the flu or a cold.
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Side Effects of Ceftin

As with any medication, Ceftin does carry a risk of side effects. Potential side effects that you could experience with Ceftin include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Unpleasant or unusual taste in your mouth
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Kidney problems
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Chest pain
  • Jerky movements
  • Mood or mental changes (like confusion)
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (a severe intestinal condition)
  • Rash
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Seizure
  • Severe skin or allergic reaction

Considerations and Precautions of Ceftin

While Ceftin is generally considered safe, it isn’t right for everybody. To prevent serious complications, make sure you tell your doctor about every medication you take and your complete medical history.

Ceftin Interactions

Ceftin may cause serious interactions with certain medications. Always tell your doctor about all the medication you take including vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications. Be especially certain to mention any of the following:

  • Blood thinners like warfarin
  • Hormonal birth control
  • A diuretic (water pill)
  • Probenecid (Benemid)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid)
  • Cimetidine
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec, in Zegerid)
  • Nizatidine (Axid)
  • Probenecid (Probalan)
  • Pantoprazole (Protonix)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Antacids

Other Ceftin Considerations

Ceftin may cause complications with certain medical conditions. Make sure you tell your doctor about your complete medical history. Don’t neglect to mention the following:

  • Allergy to other cephalosporin antibiotics or any other medication
  • Gastrointestinal disease (especially colitis)
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Malnourishment
  • Diabetes

Ceftin and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Discuss the risks and benefits of taking Ceftin during pregnancy with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. It’s unknown if or how Ceftin may affect unborn children.

Ceftin may pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, ask your doctor whether you should take Ceftin.

Can You Buy Ceftin Online?

As mentioned above you can get an online prescription for Ceftin via PlushCare. Your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy where you will go pick it up. You buy Ceftin at your pharmacy.

To book an appointment to speak with a doctor about getting Ceftin online, click here or call (888) 578-9461. Most appointments last just 15 minutes, and doctors are usually available the same day you book, meaning you can have your prescription in a matter of minutes. Book an appointment and see how easy getting a Ceftin prescription online can be.

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