Cefuroxime axetil - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Cefuroxime axetil

Pronunciation : se fyoor ox' eem

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

Trade Names/Brand Names : 

India : 

International : 


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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