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CEFUROXIME belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. CEFUROXIME is used to treat wide range of bacterial infections such as throat, lungs, middle ear, sinus, urinary tract, soft tissues and skin infections. Additionally, CEFUROXIME is also used in the treatment of Lyme disease, an infection spread by ticks parasites.

Common side-effects

• Headache
• Diarrhoea
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Stomach pain

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take CEFUROXIME after food to reduce stomach upset.
• You are recommended to dissolve CEFUROXIME in a glass of water and drink immediately.
• You are strongly recommended not to take CEFUROXIME more than the prescribed dose as it may lead to neurological disorders like fits.
• If you experience swelling of the face or mouth and itchy rash, please contact your doctor immediately as these might be signs of allergic reaction. Also keep your doctor informed if you are allergic to CEFUROXIME.
• You are advised not to drive after taking CEFUROXIME as it affects your alertness and may make you dizzy.


Q. How does CEFUROXIME help?
A. CEFUROXIME helps by fighting several bacterial infections, thereby prevents bacteria from growing. CEFUROXIME acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall and treats throat, lungs, middle ear, sinus, urinary tract, soft tissues and skin infections.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptives (birth control pills) with CEFUROXIME?
A. No, you are advised not to take CEFUROXIME with oral contraceptives as they may not work effectively, so you are advised to use other means of contraception along with contraceptive pill. However, it is advised to consult a doctor before taking CEFUROXIME.

Q. Is it safe to give CEFUROXIME to children?
A. No, CEFUROXIME is not recommended for children below 3 months. However, CEFUROXIME can be safe if taken as prescribed by your doctor for treating children of 3 months and older.

Q. Does CEFUROXIME alter blood tests results?
A. Yes, CEFUROXIME may significantly alter your blood tests results. You are advised to inform your doctor before undergoing tests.

Q. Can I take CEFUROXIME if I am allergic to penicillin?
A. No, you are advised not to take CEFUROXIME if you are allergic to penicillin because you may develop unwanted side-effects such as itchy rash, swollen face or difficulty in breathing.

Q. Can I stop taking CEFUROXIME on my own?
A. No, please do not stop taking CEFUROXIME on your own. It is an antibiotic and full medication has to be completed. Leaving it in the midway can lead to recurring of the infection. In case you are feeling discomfort, discuss with your doctor probable solutions and remedies and also check if you can discontinue.