Active Ingredient: The active ingredient of this medicine is Cefuroxime, which is a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum, beta-lactamase-resistant, second-generation cephalosporin with antibacterial activity. It binds to and inactivates penicillin-binding proteins located on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. PBPs are enzymes involved in the terminal stages of assembling the bacterial cell wall and in reshaping the cell wall during growth and division. Inactivation of these components interferes with the cross-linkage of peptidoglycan chains necessary for bacterial cell wall strength and rigidity. This leads to the weakening of the bacterial cell wall and causes cell lysis.
Indications: Cefuroxime composed antibiotic medicine Ceftin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Action Mechanism: This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporins. Ceftin works by interfering with the forming of the bacteria’s cell walls. This causes the cell walls to rupture (break). This results in the death of the bacteria.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 125 mg: This oral drug shall be taken usually twice daily every 12 hours, or as directed by the doctor
- 250 mg: This medicine is given twice a day as advised by the doctor
- 500 mg: Take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor, usually twice a day with or without food
Note: This antibiotic is not approved for use by anyone younger than 3 months old.
What is Ceftin?
Ceftin (cefuroxime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in the body. Ceftin is used to treat numerous bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms.
Why is Ceftin used?
Cefuroxime is used to treat infections by the bacteria. These include pharyngitis, otitis media, sinusitis, and bronchitis. They might also include urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, Lyme disease, and impetigo.
How does Ceftin work?
Ceftin works by interfering with the forming of the bacteria’s cell walls. This causes the cell walls to rupture (break). This results in the death of the bacteria.
Does Cefuroxime interact with other medications?
Cefuroxime oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs that are consumed.
What other drugs will affect Ceftin?
Inform the doctor about current medicines and start or stop using: probenecid (Benemid); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or a diuretic or “water pill.”