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.
Cefbiotic Products side effects
Side Effects of Cefbiotic are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Diarrhea.
The amount of time Cefbiotic takes to work depends on the type of infection and response of the patient to the medicine. The antibiotic may start working after you take it but for maximum effect it may require some time. Usually, the symptoms of bacterial infections start to decrease in 48 to 72 hours after starting the medication.
Q. Can you drink alcohol on Cefbiotic?
No, alcohol consumption should be avoided while taking Cefbiotic. Although not common but there are chances of severe reaction on taking alcohol with Cefbiotic which could prove harmful for the patient. Consult your physician before you start taking this medication.
Q. How long should you take Cefbiotic?
The duration of therapy with Cefbiotic depends upon the type of infection. It is usually given for 7 days. It ranges from 5 to 10 days and depends on the response of the infection in the patient. Before starting the medication consult a doctor who will prescribe the exact duration of therapy and follow the instructions as given.
Q. Can Cefbiotic be taken on an empty stomach?
No, Cefbiotic should not be taken on an empty stomach like other antibiotics of its class. It should be taken twice daily after a meal. Taking Cefbiotic with food increases the absorption rate of the drug. This further enhances the effectiveness of the medicine to treat the infection.
Q. Can Cefbiotic treat UTI?
Yes, Cefbiotic can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI). But, it is prescribed only in cases of uncomplicated UTIs for 7 to 10 days. The medication is to be prescribed by the doctor only, self-medication is not advised. The severity of the UTI decides the kind of therapy needed to treat it.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.