Cefuroxime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that treats many types of infections including urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and ear/nose/throat infections. It is also sometimes used to treat the STD gonorrhea. It is in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics.
Do not use if allergic or sensitive to cefuroxime or other cephalosporin antibiotics. Additionally, patients with kidney disease, liver disease or a seizure disorder should use this medication with caution.
Cefuroxime can rarely cause severe allergic reactions and blood disorders. More common side effects include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
|UTI||250 mg twice a day for 5 days|
|Respiratory infection||250 mg twice a day for 7-10 days|
|ENT infection||250 mg twice a day for 7-10 days|
|Gonorrhea||1000 mg once|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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