Information about Cefuroxime
Cefuroxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
How cefuroxime works
Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.
Common side effects of cefuroxime
Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Diarrhea
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Expert advice for Cefuroxime
- Your doctor has prescribed Cefuroxime to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefuroxime as it may cause increased side effects.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Discontinue Cefuroxime and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime
Q. Can the use of Cefuroxime cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cefuroxime can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. What if Cefuroxime doesn't work for me?
Talk to your doctor if Cefuroxime doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Cefuroxime or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.
Q. How long does Cefuroxime take to work?
Usually, Cefuroxime starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Can I stop taking Cefuroxime when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Cefuroxime and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.