Ceftin is a popular brand drug composed of active component cefuroxime. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. This medication works by fighting bacteria in your body. It is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms. GSK, a leading pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing this medicine. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in dosages such as 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg.
Manufacturer: GSK Pharmaceuticals
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.