Ceftin (Cefuroxime Axetil)
Ceftin is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. Ceftin is available in tablets or oral suspension. Ceftin tablets are used to treat infections of the throat, tonsils, ear, sinuses, skin, or urinary tract. Also, Ceftin tablets are used to treat bronchitis (inflammation of the air passages within the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease characterized by itching and burning during urination) or Lyme disease. Ceftin oral suspension is used to treat infections of the throat, tonsils, ear, and skin. Ceftin may also be used to treat other bacterial infections, as determined by your doctor.
Do not take Ceftin if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar antibiotics (such as cefazolin or cefotetan). If you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, it is possible for you to have an allergic reaction to this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you take Ceftin and feel signs of an allergic reaction (such as a rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing).
Ceftin can cause diarrhea or colitis (inflammation of the colon). This can occur a couple of months after taking the last dose of Ceftin. Tell your doctor right away if you have diarrhea or colitis.
Take Ceftin as prescribed by your doctor for the full course of treatment, even if symptoms improve earlier. Do not skip doses. Complete the full course of Ceftin. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of Ceftin can decrease its effectiveness and can lead to the growth of bacteria that are resistant to the effects of Ceftin.
Ceftin oral suspension contains phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have a condition called phenylketonuria (an inability to process phenylalanine).