Cefuroxime axetil - Drug Information

Generic Name : Cefuroxime axetil | Pronunciation : se fyoor ox' eem
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Latest prescription information about Cefuroxime axetil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India- 3a-Cef Dispertab, Aaxim Tab, Actum Tab, Adexim Tab, Altacef Inj Vial, Altacef Susp, Altacef Tab, Altacef-Od Tab, Altum Film-Coated Tab, Anorex Vial, Anorex-D Tab, Anorex-S Tab, Arixime Dry Syr, Arixime Tab, Arixime Vial, Atom Tab, Aucee Tab, Axacef Tab, Axeptil Film-Coated Tab, Axeris Tab, Axetim Tab, Axtl Tab, Bacticef Tab, Bacticef Vial, Bactocef Vial, Barocef Tab, Bencef Inj, Bigcef Dispertab, Bigcef Tab, Bigcef Vial, Biocef Tab, Bullcef Tab, Cascef Tab, Ceax Tab, Cebox Tab, Cefakind Tab, Cefam Tab, Cefam Vial, Cefar Tab, Cefasyn Inj, Cefasyn Tab, Cefexl Tab, Cefies Tab, Cefking Tab, Cefking Vial, Ceflet Inj, Cefob Cap, Cefogen Vial, Cefoprim Inj, Cefoprim Tab, Cefoprit Tab, Cefoprit Vial, Ceforim Tab, Ceforim Vial, Ceforox Tab, Cefos Inj, Cefos Tab, Cefos-S Inj, Cefoxim Dry Syr, Cefoxim Tab, Cefoxim Vial, Cefpil Film-Coated Tab, Cefrace Tab, Cefta Vial, Ceftab Tab, Ceftal Dispertab, Ceftal Dry Syr, Ceftal Tab, Ceftal Vial, Ceftaz Inj, Ceftra Tab, Ceftum Tab, Cefu Vial, Cefuact Tab, Cefuact Vial, Cefubir Vial, Cefucin Tab, Cefucos Tab, Cefumax Tab, Cefunis Tab, Cefunis Vial, Cefupet Tab, Cefurica Film-Coated Tab, Cefurica Vial, Cefurin Dispertab, Cefurin Tab, Cefusym Tab, Cefutab-O Dry Syr, Cefutab-O Tab, Cefuvik Tab, Cefuvik Vial, Cef-Vepan Ds Susp, Cef-Vepan Film-Coated Tab, Cefyrex Tab, Cefyrex Vial, Cefzim Dry Syr, Cefzim Tab, Cefzim-750 Inj, Ceplex Dry Syr, Ceplex Inj, Ceplex Tab, Cepokem Inj, Cepokem Susp, Cepokem Tab, Cerom Dry Syr, Cerom Tab, Ceroxim-Xp Tab, Ceroxitum Tab, Cesai Dry Syr, Cetil Film-Coated Tab, Cetil Vial, Ceurox Fc-Tab, C-Furo Film-Coated Tab, C-Furo-Cv Film-Coated Tab, Cilixem Tab, C-Mee Tab, C-Mee Vial, Covatil-Cv Film-Coated Tab, C-Tri Em Cap, C-Tri-T Film-Coated Tab, C-Tri-T Vial, Ctrox Dry Syr, Ctrox Inj, Ctrox Tab, Curoxim Tab, Curoxim Vial, Cutil Vial, Cuxim Tab, Daltum Inj, Daltum Syr, Daltum Tab, Dericef Dispertab, Difu Vial, Doxzim Tab, Duxim Tab, Duxim Vial, Edrucef Tab, Edrucef-Cv Tab, Ethicef Tab, Evercef Tab, Exeption Tab, Exeption Vial, Exime Vial, Flamicef Vial, Forcef Tab, Forcef Vial, Forcez Dispertab, Forcez Tab, Forex Tab, Forkem Tab, Fucef Inj, Fucef Tab, Furion Tab, Furobid Tab, Furomax Inj, Furomax Tab, Furome Dry Syr, Furome Tab, Furox Tab, Furoxil Vial, Fydoroxim Tab, Glyph-Zm Tab, Gocef Tab, Iflacef Dry Syr, Iflacef Tab, I-M-Sure Tab, Insifu Inj, Insifu Tab, Intracef Dispertab, Intracef Inj, Intracef Tab, Intracef-Cv Tab, Iviroxime Vial, Jaxe Dispertab, Jaxe Tab, Joxcy Inj, Kaircef Tab, Kaxitel Tab, Kefstar Tab, Kefstar Vial, Kefuel Tab, Kem Vial, Kincef Tab, Klime Tab, Lazocin Tab, L-Tum Tab, Luroxime Tab, Magna Dispertab, Magna Tab, Magnacef Tab, Martec Tab, Maxim Tab, Maxtum Tab, Metump Vial, Milcef Tab, Milcef Vial, Neftum-Axt Tab, Neroxim Film-Coated Tab, Neroxim Vial, Nifoxime Dry Syr, Nifoxime Tab, Nifoxime Vial, Novaroxim Film-Coated Tab, Novaroxim Vial, Ocef 250 Vial, Ocef 750 Vial, Ocef Tab Tab, Ocef-Cv Tab, Omnixim Tab, Oruf Tab, Polosef Dispertab, Pulmocef Inj Inj, Pulmocef Tab, Relicef Dispertab, Relicef Inj Vial, Relicef Tab, Rixime Inj, Rixime Tab, Roxime D-Syr, Roxtil Tab, Safon Tab, Salcef Tab, Sayfur Dispertab, Scotil Inj, Scotil Tab, Seazox Tab, Sifuroxim Vial, Sozifur Tab, Spectraxime Susp, Spectraxime Tab, Spectraxime Vial, Spizef Tab, Spizef Vial, Stacey Tab, Starox Dry Syr, Supacef Cap, Supacef Vial, Svcef Tab, Swecef Vial, Swecef-Lb Tab, Sycef Tab, Topxime Inj, Topxime Tab, Travexel Tab, Traxocef-O Tab, Tufbact Tab, Ultroxime Tab, Umpire Tab, Urex Tab, Urox Vial, Widcef Susp, Widcef Tab, Widcef Vial, Xe Tab, Xe Vial, Xibid Tab, Ximbel Tab, Xtil Tab, X-Til Tab, Zaxi Tab, Zefu Dispertab, Zefu Dry Syr, Zefu Film-Coated Tab, Zefu-Cv Dry Syr, Zefu-Cv Tab, Zefur Tab, Zenoxim Tab, Zitum Tab, Zocef Syr Dry Syr, Zocef Tab, Zocef Vial, Zoxtil Tab, Zymocef Vial, Zytil Tab, Zytum Tab.
International- Ceftin.

Why it is prescribed : 

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): 


Pregnancy Category :






Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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 30C.
Injection: Store it in refrigerator (between 2 and 30C). Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.

Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.


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