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If you are suffering from bacterial infections, the antibiotic medication Ceftin can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Ceftin from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Kills bacteria and prevents bacterial growth effectively

Available as a tablet or powder for suspension

FDA-approved for urinary tract infections, skin infections, and more

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About Ceftin (cefuroxime)

Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic, which kills bacteria and prevents bacterial growth. Like other antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics are ineffective in treating colds, flus, and other viral infections.

Cefuroxime treats bacterial infections in the ear, nose, throat, bladder, and other parts of the body. It can also treat gonorrhea, sepsis, and early Lyme disease.

Cefuroxime is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including Ceftin.

Cefuroxime may be prescribed as a tablet or powder for suspension. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you are prescribed cefuroxime, be sure to complete the full course of the antibiotic treatment unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the antibiotic may not fully treat your bacterial infection.

Cefuroxime uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for cefuroxime, but your healthcare provider may also prescribe it off-label to treat other medical conditions.

Your PlushCare doctor may prescribe cefuroxime for any of the following reasons, or other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Ear, nose, and throat infections

    Cefuroxime is FDA-approved to treat pharyngitis (sore throat), tonsillitis, and bronchitis bacterial infections in adults and children. It's also used to treat nose and ear infections, including otitis media.

  • Skin infections

    Cefuroxime is FDA-approved to treat bacterial infections, including uncomplicated skin infections, in adults and children.

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

    Cefuroxime is FDA-approved to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections in adults and children over the age of 13.

  • Early Lyme disease

    Cefuroxime is FDA-approved to treat early Lyme disease in adults and children over the age of 13.

  • Gonorrhea

    Cefuroxime is FDA-approved to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea in adults and children over the age of 13.

Cefuroxime side effects

The side effects associated with taking cefuroxime are typically mild. Most cefuroxime side effects are associated with an upset stomach.

Cefuroxime has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

    • Flu-like symptoms

    • Vaginal itching or discharge

    • Diaper rash (when using the oral suspension)

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe abdominal pain

    • Watery or bloody diarrhea

    • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

    • Chest pain

    • Allergic reactions

    You should tell your doctor if you notice any adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Cefuroxime may rarely cause a new infection or severe intestinal condition due to bacteria called C. difficile.

How to take cefuroxime

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your cefuroxime prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Cefuroxime can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Cefuroxime oral tablets can be taken with or without food, while the oral suspension should be used with the supplied measuring device and taken with food.

What to avoid while taking Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime has 67 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, supplements, and other drugs.

Possible drug interactions with cefuroxime include:

While it's safe to drink alcohol while taking cefuroxime, alcohol consumption can make it harder for your body to fight infections.

Medication alternatives to cefuroxime

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another cephalosporin antibiotic or an antibiotic medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Cefuroxime prescription FAQs

  • How much does cefuroxime cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Ceftin costs around $217.94 for twenty 250 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as cefuroxime, may offer a more affordable alternative.

  • How can I refill my cefuroxime prescription?

    Cefuroxime is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • What should I avoid while taking cefuroxime?

    Avoid taking other medications that may cause diarrhea, as prolonged or repeated periods of diarrhea can cause dehydration.

  • Who should not take cefuroxime?

    Avoid taking cefuroxime if you have certain medical conditions, such as:

    • Allergic reaction to penicillin

    • Kidney disease

    • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

  • Does Ceftin have to be taken with food?

    Ceftin oral suspension must be taken with meals, while cefuroxime tablets can be taken with or without food.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of cefuroxime?

    If you miss a dose of cefuroxime, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much cefuroxime?

    If you've taken too much cefuroxime, call your doctor or local poison control center. If you experience serious symptoms, such as seizures, seek immediate medical help.

  • How many hours apart should you take Ceftin?

    Take Ceftin as directed by your doctor. Typically, cefuroxime oral suspension is taken twice daily (every 12 hours).

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