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Can You Get a Cefuroxime Prescription Online?

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

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

The short answer is yes, you can get cefuroxime or another antibiotic prescribed online. To book an appointment with an online doctor and get cefuroxime prescribed online click here. To read more about how online doctor consultations work, including pricing and insurance info, click here.

Not all antibiotics were created equal, though, so first let’s describe what cefuroxime is, how it works, the benefits and side effects, and other precautions and considerations of cefuroxime. Then, we’ll talk about how you can get a cefuroxime prescription online.

What is Cefuroxime?

Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is also known under the brand name of Ceftin. Like all antibiotics, cefuroxime will not treat viral infections like a cold or the flu.

For information on cold treatment click here.

For information on flu treatment click here.

How Does Cefuroxime Work?

As with other antibiotics, cefuroxime works by preventing the growth of bacteria.

Cefuroxime Dosage and Treatment

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

Cefuroxime should be taken with food to reduce stomach upset and 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 Cefuroxime

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

Cefuroxime is not used to treat viral infections like the flu or a cold.

Side Effects of Cefuroxime

Like any medication, cefuroxime does carry a risk of side effects. Potential side effects that you could experience with cefuroxime 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
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Considerations and Precautions of Cefuroxime

While cefuroxime 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.

Cefuroxime Interactions

Cefuroxime 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 Cefuroxime Considerations

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

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

Cefuroxime and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

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

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

Can you Buy Cefuroxime Online?

While it is possible to buy cefuroxime online, you must be careful about where you get it. You can find websites online that skirt the law by promising to ship you a prescription medication from another country, but federal law requires everybody to talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, including cefuroxime.

Fortunately, there is a legal, safe, and reputable way to buy cefuroxime online. With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with a licensed physician. If they believe that you would benefit from cefuroxime (or something else), 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.

You’ll have a video or phone appointment with one of our trusted doctors. If they think that cefuroxime is the best choice for your condition, they can electronically send a prescription to your preferred pharmacy, where you can pick it up once it’s ready.

To get started, click here or call (888) 578-9461. It is just that easy to get a cefuroxime prescription online.

PlushCare takes content accuracy seriously so we can be your trusted source of medical information. Most articles are reviewed by M.D.s, Ph.D.s, NPs, or NDs. Click here to meet the healthcare professionals behind the blog.

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