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Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections which can be either mild to moderate or even severe. The most common cefuroxime uses include treatment of infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, bone, skin and underlying tissue, brain, etc. It is also given to prevent infections during and after a surgery.
How does the drug work?
Cefuroxime is an antibiotic agent which kills the bacteria by preventing the synthesis of their cell wall.
What are the common side effect?
The common cefuroxime side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth. The other less common but serious side effects include life-threatening skin diseases and inflammation of kidney cells.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Should I take any additional precautions for birth control while taking cefuroxime? You may use non-hormonal birth control methods such as condoms or diaphragms with spermicide. This is because cefuroxime can reduce the efficacy of hormone-based birth control pills.
2. How should I store liquid form of cefuroxime? Cefuroxime oral suspension should be stored in the refrigerator. However, do not freeze it. Discard the liquid left after 10 days of opening the container.
3. What should I do if I have an overdose with cefuroxime? In the case of overdose with cefuroxime, you may have symptoms such as seizures (i.e. fits or black-out). You need immediate medical attention so call for help.
4. Can I take medicines to control diarrhea associated with cefuroxime? Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefuroxime which indicates a new infection. Do not take anti-diarrhea medicines without a doctor’s prescription.
5. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe for me to use cefuroxime? Cefuroxime is not known to harm the unborn baby. However, before using cefuroxime confirm about safety issues with your doctor.