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Cefuroxine, Axetil, Ceftin, Zinacef


Cefuroxine is a 1st generation cephalosporin antibiotic.


antibiotic, 1st generation cephalosporin


bone and joint infections, cystitis, Escherichia coli, genitourinary infection, Haemophilus influenzae (º-lactamase negative), Klebsiella pneumoniae, lower respiratory tract infections, Moraxella catarrhalis, otitis media, peritonitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, prostatitis, Proteus mirabilis, skin and skin structure infections, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A º-hemolytic streptococci), tonsillitis, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infection (UTI),

Side Effects

abdominal pain, anemia, diarrhea, dizziness, dyspepsia, glossitis, headache, interstitial nephritis, leukopenia, maculopapular rash, malaise, nausea/vomiting, neutropenia, pseudomembranous colitis, seizures, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.




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