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Ceftin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Pronunciation: sef yur OX eem
Brand: Ceftin

Ceftin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs is known as cephalosporins. It is used to treats various type of infections such as sinuses, ear, and urinary tract. It is also use to treats sexually transmitted disease. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may be cause infections.

Ceftin Dosage

  • If you have throat and tonsil infections, then the usual dose is 250 milligrams and you should be taken 2 times a day for 10 days.
  • If you have sinus infection, then the usual dose is 250 or 500 milligrams 2 times a day for 5 to 10 days.
  • Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • It is important to take cefuroxime regularly to get the most benefit.

Uses of Ceftin

  • Ceftin is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
  • It is also used to treat acute bacterial bronchitis in patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Side Effects of Ceftin

Before taken ceftin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking ceftin. Side effects may include:

  • Diaper rash in infants
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Ceftin:

  • You should tell your doctor, if you have any medical conditions such as kidney or liver disease, or stomach problems.
  • If you are taking any prescription and nonprescription medications such as nutritional supplements, and herbal products, then you should tell your doctor. Because your doctor may change the doses of your medications and will also monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • If you have any allergic on penicilline, then you may also be allergic on ceftin. You should consult with your doctor or that your doctor knows any allergies, which you have.
  • Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking ceftin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. If diarrhea occurs while you are taking ceftin, then you should consult with your doctor before taking an antidiarrhea medication. Because certain drugs such as lomotil, may cause your diarrhea to become worse. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining ceftin with other drugs.


After taken ceftin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of ceftin overdose may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures

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