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."