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Cefuroxime Information

Cefuroxime is a prescription medicine. Cefuroxime also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Cefuroxime depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Cefuroxime as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Cefuroxime are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Cefuroxime's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Cefuroxime has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Cefuroxime related warnings section.

Other contraindications of Cefuroxime have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Cefuroxime may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Cefuroxime is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.

  1. Cefuroxime Benefits & Uses
  2. Cefuroxime Dosage & How to Take
  3. Cefuroxime Side Effects
  4. Cefuroxime Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Cefuroxime with Other Drugs
  6. Cefuroxime Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Cefuroxime
  8. Cefuroxime Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Cefuroxime Benefits & Uses

Cefuroxime is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections
  2. Urinary Tract Infection
  3. Sinusitis
  4. Bronchitis
  5. Gonorrhea
  6. Skin Infections
  7. Meningitis
  8. Septic Arthritis
  9. Osteomyelitis
  10. Tonsillitis
  11. Throat Infection
  12. Impetigo
  13. Cervicitis
  14. Urethritis
  15. Ear Infection
  16. Open Wound
  17. Itchy Throat

Cefuroxime Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Cefuroxime Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cefuroxime is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Bleeding
  5. Cramps
  6. Infection
  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Headache
  9. Rash
  10. Fever
  11. Urticaria
  12. Cough
  13. Chills

Cefuroxime Related Warnings

Is the use of Cefuroxime safe for pregnant women?

Cefuroxime is safe to take during pregnancy.


Is the use of Cefuroxime safe during breastfeeding?

Cefuroxime does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.


What is the effect of Cefuroxime on the Kidneys?

Cefuroxime may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Cefuroxime on the Liver?

Cefuroxime is not harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Cefuroxime on the Heart?

Cefuroxime is not harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Cefuroxime with Other Drugs

Cefuroxime should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Cefuroxime Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cefuroxime unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Ulcerative Colitis
  3. Gastritis
  4. Diabetes
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases

Frequently asked Questions about Cefuroxime

Is this Cefuroxime habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Cefuroxime is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Cefuroxime can make you feel drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Cefuroxime only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Cefuroxime in mental disorders is not effective.


Cefuroxime Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Cefuroxime

Taking Cefuroxime with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Cefuroxime

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Cefuroxime.


Cefuroxime FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Cefuroxime?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Take Cefuroxime as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid bacterial resistance.

Question almost 2 years ago

How to take Cefuroxime?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

The dosage of Cefuroxime may vary from case to case as it depends on the type of infection and severity of an infection. You are recommended to take this drug as per your doctor's instructions. It should be taken with food because food promotes its absorption from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with a history of penicillin allergy, colitis, and impaired kidney function.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Cefuroxime affect hemoglobin?

Yes, Cefuroxime can affect hemoglobin, it causes decreased hemoglobin in blood but this occurs rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown.

Question 5 months ago

Can I take Cefuroxime with paracetamol?

ram saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Cefuroxime can be taken with paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Cefuroxime along with paracetamol if it does not exceed recommended doses. 

Question over 1 year ago

Can Cefuroxime cause diarrhoea?

Yes, Cefuroxime has been reported to cause diarrhea and it is the most common side effect of this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids and do not eat spicy food while you are taking this medicine to minimize diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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