Cefuroxime axetil - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Cefuroxime axetil | Pronunciation : se fyoor ox' eem
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Why it is prescribed (Indications) :This medication is a semi synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for different types of infections such as lung, ear, throat, urinary tract and skin.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category :
Category B :Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :Adult- Po- The recommended dose range is 125mg to 3gms/day, in divided doses.
IV/IM- Surgical prophylaxis- 1.5 g IV per-op, then 750 mg IM 8 hourly for up to 24-48 hours.
How it should be taken :It comes as a tablet, syrup and suspension to take by mouth, with food. It also comes as solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or large muscle.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, colitis, or stomach problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Patient may experience with diarrhea, blood in stool or stomach pain; if it so consult with your doctor.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Monitor kidney function, sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Most Common - Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and abdominal pain.
Other Precautions :Take full course of treatment as directed by your physician.
Storage Conditions :Store the tablets between 15° and 30°C.
Injection: Store it in refrigerator (between 2° and 30°C). Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.