Information about Cefprozil

    Cefprozil uses

    Cefprozil is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefprozil works

    Cefprozil 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 cefprozil

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Cefprozil

    • ₹121 to ₹505
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹284
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹290
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹116 to ₹220
      Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹600
      Maxamus International
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefprozil

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefprozil immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefprozil


    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
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    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.

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