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Cefuroxime - Overview

Cefuroxime, previously marketed under the brand Ceftin, is a type of antibiotic medication used to treat certain types of infections. People who might need a cefuroxime prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health who can prescribe cefuroxime axetil medication, including generic cefuroxime 500 mg and cefuroxime 250 mg tablets when appropriate to do so.

What Is Cefuroxime Used For?

Cefuroxime, like cefaclor (Ceclor), cefadroxil (Duricef, Ultracef), cefdinir (Omnicef), cefixime (Suprax), cefpodoxime (Vantin), and cephalexin (Keflex) belongs to a class of antibiotic medications known as cephalosporins. Cefuroxime is used in treating infections strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria susceptible to cefuroxime. Infections that might be treated by cephalexin include pharyngitis, ear infections, gonorrhea infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infections (UTI), and gonorrhea infections. Bacteria that might be treatable using cefuroxime include Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus pyogenes. Cefuroxime's mechanism of action centers around inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls and has the added advantage over other antibiotics like penicillin in that it can still work when around beta-lactamases. That being said, resistance to cefuroxime is still possible in the presence of the enzyme.

Cefuroxime - Dosage and Cost

Cefuroxime is available as cefuroxime 250 mg and cefuroxime 500 mg tablets as well as cefuroxime 125 mg/5 mL and cefuroxime 250 mg/5 mL oral suspensions. Cefuroxime axetil tablets are typically white in color and shaped like a capsule. Following oral administration, cefuroxime axetil is absorbed (a process which is greater when cefuroxime is taken after food) and broken down quickly into cefuroxime. The primary route of cefuroxime excretion is in the urine and, in the setting of renal impairment, the half life of cefuroxime is thought to be prolonged. Generic cefuroxime is not inexpensive, costing approximately $1 per cefuroxime 500 mg tablet. Some insurance plans may also cover the cost of a cefuroxime prescription and cefuroxime coupons may also be available online.

Can I Buy Cefuroxime Online?

Cefuroxime medication is available by prescription only in the United States. One cannot just buy cefuroxime online or get cefuroxime OTC as a pharmacy will not dispense the medication without a prescription. People who need a cefuroxime prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe cefuroxime tablets, including cefuroxime 500 mg and cefuroxime 250 mg medication, when appropriate to do so.

Cefuroxime - Side Effects

Prior to using cefuroxime medication, it is important to discuss concerns and possible side effects with one's pharmacist and medical provider. Cefuroxime, like other cephalosporin medications, can cause side effects but it is generally tolerated well. Side effects from cefuroxime use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, vaginitis and / or yeast infections, taste changes and rash. Low gastric acid levels and concomitant use with birth control medications require custom evaluation. Cefuroxime and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to cefuroxime prescription medication or similar medication should not use an alternative to cefuroxime tablets or suspensions.

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Last updated June 4, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.