What is Ceftum (Cefuroxime) used for?
Ceftum (Cefuroxime) is commonly prescribed as a treatment for various bacterial infections, such as gonorrhea, Lyme disease, bronchitis, as well as infections affecting the throat, ears, sinuses, skin and urinary tract. The active ingredient is a type of cephalosporin antibiotic, which stops the growth of the bacteria and treats the infection. However it will not treat flu, colds or other infections occurring as a result of a virus.
How should I use Ceftum (Cefuroxime)?
Ceftum (Cefuroxime) is normally taken 2 times per day at 12 hour intervals, for a period of 7 to 10 days. Patients treating gonorrhea are normally directed to take it as a single dose, whereas those treating Lyme disease are usually told to take it twice per day for 20 days. You must continue taking this medication until you have finished your prescription, otherwise your condition may return.
What are the side effects of Ceftum (Cefuroxime)?
Some side effects of Ceftum (Cefuroxime) include vomiting and diarrhea. Consult your physician immediately if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ceftum (Cefuroxime). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.