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AXACEF 500MG TABLET

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Composition FOR AXACEF 500mg tablet

Cefuroxime(500mg)

food interaction for AXACEF tablet

alcohol interaction for AXACEF tablet

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lactation interaction for AXACEF tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Axacef 500mg tablet with food.
Avoid Axacef 500mg tablet with dietary sodium.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Axacef 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR AXACEF 500mg tablet

Cefuroxime(500mg)

Axacef tablet uses

Axacef 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How axacef tablet works

Axacef 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects of axacef tablet

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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Expert advice FOR AXACEF tablet

  • Be sure to use cefuroxime for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Take cefuroxime tablets after food or milk for optimum absorption. 
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with cefuroxime.
  • Cefuroxime can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. You may need to use another form of birth control during treatment with cefuroxime.
  • Do not start or continue the cefuroxime tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR AXACEF 500mg tablet

Cefuroxime

Q. Is cefuroxime an antibiotic?
Yes, cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is cefuroxime a form of penicillin drug?
Cefuroxime belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Q. Is cefuroxime gluten free?
Yes, cefuroxime is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
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Q. Is cefuroxime safe?
Cefuroxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is cefuroxime a steroid?
Cefuroxime is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Q. Is cefuroxime safe during pregnancy?
Data about the safety of cefuroxime during pregnancy in humans is limited. It should be taken only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Ask your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant.
Q. Is cefuroxime safe while breastfeeding?
Cefuroxime is passed into the breast milk in small amounts and there is very limited data on the effect of cefuroxime on the feeding baby. Ask your doctor regarding the use of cefuroxime while nursing the baby. You may either need to stop the medicine or stop breastfeeding the baby.
Q. Is cefuroxime safe in G6PD deficiency?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking cefuroxime if you are G6PD deficient.
Q. Is cefuroxime a fluoroquinolone?
Cefuroxime is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime for sinus infection?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of bacterial sinusitis. Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime for tooth infection?
Cefuroxime can be used for tooth infections. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment before using any antibiotics.
Q. Can you take cefuroxime for streptococcal sore throat?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right treatment.
Q. Can you take cefuroxime for bronchitis?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. It can be used especially in acute episodes of bronchitis. However, ask your doctor for the proper treatment of bronchitis as the use of antibiotics would depend on the underlying organism causing the infection.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with milk?
Cefuroxime tablets should be taken after food for the right absorption. No specific recommendations have been given for its use with milk. Consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with alcohol?
Alcohol is not known to interfere with the action of cefuroxime and does not cause any other drug-drug interaction. It is however, advisable not to take alcohol when you are taking a medicine. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with azithromycin?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with doxycycline?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with pseudoephedrine?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with food?
Cefuroxime can be taken with food. Taking cefuroxime after food increases its absorption.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with naproxen?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Does cefuroxime have sulfa in it?
Cefuroxime has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Q. Does cefuroxime expire?
Cefuroxime like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Q. Does cefuroxime treat pneumonia?
Cefuroxime is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin in it?
No, cefuroxime does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Q. Does cefuroxime cause constipation?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking cefuroxime, consult your doctor.
Q. Does cefuroxime cover staphylococci?
Cefuroxime is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime make you tired?
Cefuroxime use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking cefuroxime, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with cefuroxime?
No drug interactions have been reported when cefuroxime is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when cefuroxime is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)