Zinacef (Cefuroxime) dosing, indications, interactions

Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent infection from certain surgeries. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Cefuroxime is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, chemically similar to penicillin.

Cefuroxime (Ceftin) is a prescription antibiotic in the United States. One cannot just buy cefuroxime online or get Ceftin OTC as a pharmacy will not dispense the medication without a prescription.

What bacteria does cefuroxime kill?

Cefuroxime is a second generation cephalosporin-type antibiotic that may be used for the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. It is mainly effective against Streptococci, beta-lactamase producing bacteria and gram-negative aerobes.

Is Cefuroxime stronger than Amoxicillin?

Our results indicate that cefuroxime axetil twice a day is as effective as amoxicillin/clavulanate three times a day in the treatment of acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis but produces fewer adverse effects.