cefuroxime suspension - oral, Ceftin
GENERIC NAME: CEFUROXIME SUSPENSION - ORAL (sef-you-ROX-eem)
BRAND NAME(S): Ceftin
USES: Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure the dose out carefully with a medication spoon/cup. Take this medication by mouth with food, usually twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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