Information about Cefuroxime axetil
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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 of Cefuroxime axetil
Why is Cefuroxime axetil 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 should Cefuroxime axetil not be taken? (Contraindications)
What is the dosage of Cefuroxime axetil?
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 should Cefuroxime axetil 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.
What are the warnings and precautions for Cefuroxime axetil?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Cefuroxime axetil?
• Most Common :
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and abdominal pain.
What are the other precautions for Cefuroxime axetil?
What are the storage conditions for Cefuroxime axetil?
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.
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