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Cefuroxime has been widely available in the USA since 1977. It is also available under the brand name Ceftin.
Cefuroxime is a β-lactam type Antibiotic. More specifically, it is a second-generation cephalosporin. Its Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System code is J01DA06.
Like most antibiotics, it can have severe effects on the digestive system, but taking Cefuroxime with meals can minimize its side effects. Do NOT take antacids; they may reduce the drug's effect. Acidophilus supplements should be used, as directed, instead of antacids. Tell your doctor if you have medical problems associated with your digestive system or kidneys. Also, like most antibiotics, it is important to finish the prescription, to avoid antibiotic resistance. Cefuroxime is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections.
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