|US Brand Name||Ceftin|
|Generic Name||Cefuroxime Axetil|
CETIL is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of various parts of the body and even used to treat gonorrhea and lyme disease.
How it works?
This medicine works by interfering with the formation of bacterial cell wall causing the wall to rupture finally killing the bacteria.
Important information about Medicine
Cefuroxime is a semi synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic that is usually prescribed for bacterial infections of lungs, ears, skin, throat and urinary tract.
In adults, the recommended dosage of this medicine ranges of 125mg to 3gm a day; however the doctor would adjust the dosage looking into the type of infection and is spread.
Cetil is available in three strengths 125mg, 250mg and 500mg.
What if you miss a dose?
Do not miss a dose; try to take the dose on time. In case you have accidentally skipped the dose, take it as soon as you remember.
What if you overdose?
Do not overdose as this might lead to severe toxicity. In case, you feel uncomfortable or notice symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, call up the poison center or medical emergency center for help.
Things to be taken care of
Inform your health care provider if you are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive before taking this medicine. If taking any non-prescription drug or any health supplement, inform your doctor about this. In case, you are allergic to any drug or Cefuroxime inform your doctor as this will help him or her figure out an alternative. If suffering from any blood related ailment, asthma or any kind of intestinal infection tell your doctor about this before you begin taking Cefuroxime. If you are hypersensitive to amoxicillin and beta-lactam antibiotic needs to inform this to the doctor before taking this medicine.
Like any other antibiotic, this medicine too has some side effects that could bother few and not all, these are:
§ Difficulty breathing
§ Swelling of the mouth, lips, face or tongue
§ Tightness in the chest
§ Easy bruising
§ Yellowing of the eyes or skin
§ Change in the amount of urine
§ Dark urine
§ Vaginal irritation or discharge
Inform your health care practitioner if any of these symptoms tend to occur and seek timely medical assistance.
Interaction with other drugs
Cetil might interact with cyclosporine, furosemide, birth control pills and aminoglycosides. If taking any of these medicines, inform your doctor and ask him or her to find you an alternate. Do not start taking any new medicine while taking Cetil and make sure that you complete the course. Avoid taking antacid before the medicine as this might reduce the rate of absorption.