Cefprozil is used to treat mild to moderate bacterial infections of the respiratory tract such as pharyngitis/tonsillitis (inflammation of the pharynx and tonsils), otitis media (middle ear infections), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), acute bronchitis and acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated skin and skin-structure infections.
How it works
Cefprozil belongs to class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by arresting the bacterial cell wall synthesis resulting in bacterial cell death.
Common side effects
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Itching, Urticaria, Shortness of breath, Diaper rash, Infection, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Rash, Sore lip, Sore mouth, Vomiting, Genital itching, Vaginal inflammation
- Do not stop taking cefprozil even if you feel better as doing so may not clear infection completely.
- You may experience diarrhea after starting with this antibiotic, do not stop the medications without consulting your doctor.
- Take precautions if you have any kidney problems or are on diuretics, or have any gastrointestinal disease (colitis).
- Inform your doctor about the use of cefprozil as it may interfere with certain lab test results.
- Take precautions while taking cefprozil with aminoglycoside antibiotics and cephalosporin antibiotics as it may cause kidney toxicity.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is cefprozil same as penicillin/ or related to penicillin or contain penicillin?
Beta-lactam group of antibiotics and cross sensitivity has been demonstrated.
Q. Is cefprozil a sulfa based drug?
No, cefprozil is not a sulpha based drug.
Q. Is cefprozil stronger than amoxicillin?
Such comparisons between antibiotics cannot be drawn as these medicines are used for different indications depending on the doctor’s clinical experience.
Q. Is cefprozil used for strep throat, sinus infection, and bronchitis?
Yes, cefprozil is prescribed for strep throat, sinus infection, and bronchitis.
Q. Can I take tylenol (paracetamol), advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (cold and flu medication), mucinex (guaifenesin), and benadryl with cefprozil?
There are no known drug interaction of cefprozil with tylenol (paracetamol), advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (cold and flu medication), mucinex (guaifenesin) and benadryl.
Q. Does cefprozil treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
No, cefprozil is mainly indicated for respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
Q. Does cefprozil interfere with birth control?
No, there no known effects of cefprozil on birth control.
Q. Does cefprozil make you tired?
Yes, cefprozil may make you feel tired and sleepy.