mph Bangladesh


Cefuroxime 

(se fyoor ox' eem)

PCaution when used during lactation : Caution when used during pregnancy

LCaution when used during lactation : Caution when used during lactation

Molecule Info

Indication(s) & Dosage

Oral route
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections
Adult: 125 mg bid. 

Respiratory tract infections
Adult: 250-500 mg bid.
Child: >3 mth: 125 mg bid or 10 mg/kg bid. Max dose: 250 mg daily.

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea
Adult: 1 g as a single dose. 1 g oral probenecid may be given concurrently. 

Otitis media
Child: >2 yr: 250 mg bid or 15 mg/kg bid up to 500 mg daily. 

Intravenous route
Meningitis
Adult: 3 g every 8 hr.
Child: 200-240 mg/kg/day in 3-4 divided doses, decreased to 100 mg/kg/day after 3 days or once symptoms have improved. Neonate: 100 mg/kg/day, decreased to 50 mg/kg/day when control has been achieved. 

Intramuscular route
Gonorrhoea
Adult: 1.5 mg as a single dose divided between 2 inj sites. 1 g oral probenecid may be given concurrently.

Prophylaxis of surgical infections
Adult: 1.5 g IV before the procedure followed by 750 mg IM every 8 hr for up to 24-48 hr depending on the procedure. For total joint replacement, 1.5 g of cefuroxime may be mixed with methylmethacrylate cement.

Susceptible infections
Adult: 750 mg every 8 hr given as deep IM or slow IV inj over 3-5 min or IV infusion, increased to 1.5 g every 6-8 hr in severe infections.
Child: 30-60 mg/kg/day, may increase to 100 mg/kg/day if necessary. To be given in 3-4 divided doses or 2-3 divided doses in neonates.

Renal impairment: Patients undergoing haemodialysis should receive an additional 750-mg dose after each dialysis; those undergoing continuous peritoneal dialysis may be given 750 mg bid.

CrCl (ml/min)

Dosage Recommendation

10-20

750 mg bid.

<10

750 mg once daily.

Incompatibility: Incompatible with aminoglycosides.

Administration

Should be taken with food. Take immediately after meals.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.

Special Precautions

Severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation; hypersensitivity to penicillins.

Adverse Drug Reaction(s)

Large doses can cause cerebral irritation and convulsions; nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, GI disturbances; erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, epidermal necrolysis. Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis, nephrotoxicity, pseudomembranous colitis.

Drug Interactions

Probenecid decreases renal clearance of cefuroxime. Potentially Fatal: Nephrotoxicity with aminoglycosides and furosemide. cefuroxime Drug Interactions

Food Interaction

Oral cefuroxime axetil is better absorbed after food intake.

Lab Interference

False-positive for Coombs' test. It may interfere with urine-sugar estimation.

Pregnancy Category (FDA)

Category B: Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect  (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1sttrimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).

Storage

Intramuscular: Store at 15-30°C. Intravenous: Store at 15-30°C. Oral: Store at 15-30°C. Parenteral: Inj: Store at 15-30°C.

Pharmacology

Cefuroxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins  which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell wall, thus inhibiting biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in bacterial cell death. Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract with peak plasma concentrations after 2-3 hr; may be enhanced by the presence of food. Distribution: Pleural and synovial fluid, sputum, bone and aqueous fluids; CSF . Crosses the placenta and enters breast milk. Protein-binding: Up to 50%. Metabolism: Rapidly hydrolysed . Excretion: Via the urine by glomerular filtration and renal tubular secretion; via bile; 70 min; prolonged in neonates and renal impairment.

ATC Classification

J01DC02 - cefuroxime.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 137                                                                                                                                         
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
ADROX Ad-din pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 181.00 MRP
AXET Orion Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg & 250mg x20's, 500mg x12's: 301.20 & 501.80; 542.04 MRP
AXET IM/IV Orion Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 250mg & 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 250mg & 750mg vial: 60.00 & 125.47 MRP
AXET Suspension Orion Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 215.81 MRP
AXETIL Alco Pharma Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mgx 12's, 250mg & 500mg x8's: 144.00;176.00 & 320.00 MRP
AXETIL Suspension Alco Pharma Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 190.00 MRP
AXIM Aristopharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x10's, 250mg x20's, 500mg x10's: 150.00 & 500.00 & 450.00 MRP
AXIM IM/IV Aristopharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 125.00 MRP
AXIM Suspension Aristopharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
BACTIKIL Edruc Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x18's, 500mg x8's: 450.00, 360.00 IP
BACTIKIL Suspension Edruc Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 IP
CEFOBAC Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x20's, 500mg x8's: 501.81 & 361.36 MRP
CEFOBAC 1.5 IV Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial: 200.75 MRP
CEFOBAC 750 IM/IV Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 125.47 MRP
CEFOBAC Suspension Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.75 MRP
CEFOTIL 1.5G Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 1.5 gm IV Injection 1x1's: 201.35 MRP
CEFOTIL 125 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 125mg Tablet 2x10's: 302.00 MRP
CEFOTIL 250 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 250mg Tablet 2x10's: 503.40 MRP
CEFOTIL 500 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 500mg Tablet 2x6's: 543.48 MRP
CEFOTIL 750 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 750mg IM/IV Injection 1x1's: 125.85 MRP
CEFOTIL PFS Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 125mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 70 ml: 199.34 MRP
CEFOTIL PLUS 250 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid (250mg + 62.5mg ) Tablet 1x10's: 301.00 MRP
CEFOTIL PLUS 500 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime + Clavulanic Acid (500mg + 125mg ) Tablet 1x6's: 300.9 MRP
CEFROXIL Hallmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 195.74 MRP
CEFROXIL 250 Hallmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x8's, 250mg x12's: 200.00 & 300.00 MRP
CEFSTAR Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x10's, 250mg & 500mg x8's: 150.50; 200.64 & 361.28 MRP
CEFSTAR Suspension Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 190.00 MRP
CEFU-M Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 125.00 MRP
CEFURIM Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 301.20 & 361.36 MRP
CEFURIM Suspension Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 190.72 MRP
CEFUXET Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 16's: 400.00 MRP
CEFUXET Suspension Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
CEROX-A ACI Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x16's, 500mg x8's: 401.44 & 361.36 IP
CEROX-A I/V ACI Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial: 200.75 MRP
CEROX-A IM/IV ACI Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 250mg & 750 (IV/IM) Injection 250mg & 750mg vial: 55.21 & 125.47 MRP
CEROX-A Suspension ACI Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.75 MRP
CEROXIME Asiatic Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 8's each: 200.00 & 360.00 MRP
CEROXIME Suspension Asiatic Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
CEXITIL Medicon Laboratories Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 300.00 & 360.00 MRP
DEXATIL Doctors Chemical Works Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
DEXATIL 250 Doctors Chemical Works Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 12's: 300.00 MRP
ELIROXIME Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 12's: 300.00 MRP
ELIROXIME Suspension Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 60ml: 170.34 MRP
FAMICEF The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x20's, 500mg x8's: 502.00 & 361.28 MRP
FAMICEF DS The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg/5ml Suspension 35ml: 185.69 MRP
FAMICEF I/V The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial: 200.75 MRP
FAMICEF Injection The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 120.46 MRP
FAMICEF Suspension The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.74 MRP
FIXCEF Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 14's each: 350.00 & 630.00 MRP
FIXCEF Injection Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 250mg & 750 (IV/IM) Injection 250mg, 750mg (combipack): 55.00 & 125.00 MRP
FIXCEF IV Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial (combipack): 200.00 MRP
FIXCEF Suspension Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 190.00 MRP
FUREX Drug International Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x14's, 500mg x8's: 350.00 & 360.00 MRP
FUREX I/V Drug International Ltd Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial: 200.00 MRP
FUREX IM/IV Drug International Ltd Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 250mg & 750 (IV/IM) Injection 500mg,1gm & 2gm vial: 120.00 & 160.00 & 300.00 MRP
FUREX Suspension Drug International Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 250mg, 500mg & 1gm: 90.00,120.00 & 160.00 MRP
FUROCEF Renata Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x10's, 250mg x16's, 500mg x12's: 150.60 & 401.44 & 542.04 MRP
FUROCEF Injection Renata Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Injection 250 & 750mg vial: 55.21 & 125.47 MRP
FUROCEF Suspension Renata Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.75 MRP
FUROTIL 1.5gm Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime (as Cefuroxim Sodium) 1.5 gm/vial IV Injection Injection 1.5gm, MRP 275 Tk
FUROTIL 125 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 125mg Tablet 12's MRP 180 Tk
FUROTIL 250 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 250mg Tablet 18's MRP 450 Tk
FUROTIL 500 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 500mg Tablet 12's MRP 540 Tk
FUROTIL 70ml Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 250mg/5ml Suspension 70ml, MRP 200 Tk
FUROTIL 750 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime 750 mg/vial IV Injection Injection 750mg, MRP 175 Tk
FUROTIXOL Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 8's each: 200.00 & 360.00 MRP
FUROTIXOL Suspension Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
FUXTIL Pharmasia Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.74 MRP
KFORE Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x16's, 500mg x8's: 400.00 & 360.00 MRP
KILBAC Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 125, 250 & 500mg film coated tablet Tablet 24's, 18's & 8's respectively: 360, 450 & 360.00 MRP
KILBAC DS Suspension Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 250mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 250.00 MRP
KILBAC Injection Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime (as Cefuroxim Sodium) 250mg & 750mg (IV/IM), 1.5gm (I/V) IV/IM Injection 1's each: 55.00,125.00 & 200.00 MRP
KILBAC Suspension Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
KILMAX Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x14's, 250mg x14's & 500mg x7's MRP: 210.00, 350.00 & 315.00
KILMAX Injection Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefuroxime (as Cefuroxim Sodium) 250mg, 750mg & 1.5gm vial Injection 250mg, 750mg & 1.5gm MRP: 55.00,125.00 & 200.00
KILMAX Suspension Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml MRP: 198.00
LEPATH Amico Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 10's: 220.00 MRP
LIBOTIL Libra Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.75 IP
MENAT Mystic Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg & 250mg Film Coated Tablet 8's each: 120.00 & 200.00 MRP
MENAT Suspension Mystic Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
MEROCEF IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 8's each: 208.00, 368.00 IP
MEROCEF Injection IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 750mg Injection 750mg vial: 130.00 IP
MEROCEF Suspension IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 200.00 IP
MEXTIL Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125 & 250mg x20's: 301.20 & 501.80; 500mg x12's: 542.04 MRP
MEXTIL DS Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 250.94 MRP
MEXTIL Injection Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 250 & 750mg (IV/IM), 1.5gm ((I/V) Injection 250, 750mg & 1.5gm: 55.00,125.00 & 200.00 MRP
MEXTIL Suspension Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 200.75 MRP
OREXTIL Monico Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 12's each: 300.00 & 540.00 MRP
PRIMOCEF Novo Healthcare and Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 300.00 & 360.00 MRP
PRIMOCEF Suspension Novo Healthcare and Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
PROBAC Silva Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x16's, 500mg x8's: 401.51 & 361.36 MRP
PROBAC Suspension Silva Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.74 MRP
RECOFAST Rangs Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x8's, 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 120.00, 300.00 & 360.00 MRP
RECOFAST IM/IV Rangs Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 125.00 MRP
RECOFAST Suspension Rangs Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
ROFUROX Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x10's, 500mg x8's: 350.00 & 440.00 MRP
ROFUROX IM/IV Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 200.00 MRP
ROFUROX Suspension Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 270.00 MRP
ROXIBAC R A K Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x10's, 500mg x8's: 250.00 & 360.00 MRP
SECOMAX General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 301.08 & 361.36 MRP
SECOMAX Suspension General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 200.75 MRP
SEFATIL Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125 & 250mg x20's:300.00 & 500.00; 500mg x12's: 540.00 MRP
SEFATIL Suspension Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 150.00 MRP
SEFUR Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125 & 250mg x12's:180.00 & 300.00; 500mg x6's: 270.00 MRP
SEFUR DS Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 250.00 MRP
SEFUR I/V Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial (combipack): 200.00 MRP
SEFUR Injection Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial (combipack):125.00 MRP
SEFUR Suspension Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
SEFUROX Sanofi Cefuroxime axetil 125mg, 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 125mg x12's:180.72, 250mg x20's: 501.80, 500mg x12's: 542.04 MRP
SEFUROX I/V Sanofi Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial (combipack): 200.01 MRP
SEFUROX Injection Sanofi Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial (combipack): 125.47 MRP
SEFUROX Suspension Sanofi Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.74 MRP
STAXIM Delta Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x6's: 264.00 & 240.00 MRP
STAXIM Suspension Delta Pharma Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 170.00 MRP
TIL Apex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 8's: 200.00 MRP
TIL Suspension Apex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
TURBOCEF 1.5GM Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil USP eq. to Cefuroxime 1.5gm IV Injection 1's: 200.00 MRP
TURBOCEF 250 Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil USP eq. to Cefuroxime 250mg Tablet 14's: 350.00 MRP
TURBOCEF 500 Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil USP eq. to Cefuroxime 500mg Tablet 7's: 315.00 MRP
TURBOCEF 750 Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil USP eq. to Cefuroxime 750mg/vial IV/IM Injection 1's: 125.00 MRP
UROXIME Euro Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 12's: 300.00 MRP
UROXIME Suspension Euro Pharma Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
XEFRIM Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 10's: 250.00 MRP
XEFRIM Suspension Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
XIMETIL Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Tablet 250mg x16's, 500mg x12's: 400.00 & 540.00 MRP
XIMETIL I/V Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 1.5gm (I/V) Injection 1.5gm vial (combipack): 200.00 MRP
XIMETIL Injection Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefuroxime axetil (as sodium salt) 750mg (IV/IM) Injection 750mg vial: 125.00 MRP
XIMOROX Kumudini Pharma Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x8's: 300.00 & 360.00 MRP
XIMOROX Suspension Kumudini Pharma Ltd Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 195.00 MRP
XITIL Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x14's, 500mg x7's: 350.00 & 315.00 MRP
XITIL Suspension Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 198.00 MRP
XORIMAX 250 Sandoz/Novartis Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 250mg Tablet 2x7's, MRP 420
XORIMAX 500 Sandoz/Novartis Cefuroxime Axetil USP equivalent to Cefuroxime 500mg Tablet 2x7's, MRP 770
XTIL Syntho Laboratories Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg Film Coated Tablet 20's: 480.00 MRP
ZINATIL Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 250mg x12's, 500mg x6's: 300.00 & 270.00 MRP
ZINATIL Suspension Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefuroxime axetil 125mg/5ml Suspension 70ml: 185.00 MRP
ZINNAT GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited Cefuroxime axetil 125mg & 250mg & 500mg Film Coated Tablet 14's each: 210.00 & 350.00 & 630.00 MRP

Gen. MedInfo

Why is Cefuroxime prescribed?

Cefuroxime is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as bronchitis; gonorrhea; Lyme disease; and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, urinary tract, and skin. Cefuroxime is in a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

How should Cefuroxime be used?

Cefuroxime may come as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 12 hours (twice a day) for 7-10 days. To treat gonorrhea, cefuroxime is taken as a single dose, and to treat Lyme disease, cefuroxime is taken twice a day for 20 days. The tablet may be taken with or without food, and the liquid must be taken with food. To help you remember to take cefuroxime, take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take cefuroxime exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Shake the liquid well before each use to mix the medication evenly.

The tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water. Because the crushed tablet has a strong bitter taste, the tablet should not be crushed. Children who cannot swallow the tablet whole, should take the liquid instead.

Take cefuroxime until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. Stopping cefuroxime too soon may cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.

Other uses for Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor for more information.

What special precautions to follow?

Before taking cefuroxime,

  • inform your doctor if you are allergic to cefuroxime, penicillin, cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefamandole, cefazolin, cefdinir, cefditoren, cefepime, cefixime, cefmetazole, cefonicid, cefoperazone, cefotaxime, cefoxitin, cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftazidime, ceftibuten, ceftizoxime, ceftriaxone, cephalexin, cephapirin, cephradine, loracarbef, or any other medications.
  • inform your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants  such as warfarin, diuretics, medications for heartburn or ulcers, other antibiotics, and probenecid . Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • inform your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease, colitis, or stomach problems.
  • inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking cefuroxime, consult your doctor.

What special dietary instructions to follow?

Unless your doctor informs you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

What to do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can Cefuroxime cause?

Cefuroxime may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain

If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately:

  • severe skin rash
  • itching
  • hives
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • wheezing
  • diaper rash
  • painful sores in the mouth or throat
  • vaginal itching and discharge

Cefuroxime may cause other side effects. Consult your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking Cefuroxime. 

What other information to know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to Cefuroxime.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

 Ref: MedlinePlus, U.S. Natl. Library of Medicine 


This information is provided for reference only and not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a registered medical practitioner. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, mph-bd shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise.

Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a...
Osteoporosis drug stops Breast cancer growth   News & Events News & Events     HIGHLIGHTS Osteoporosis drug stops growth of breast cancer...
Generic drug safety info loophole FDA plans to close generic drug safety info loophole The US Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to speed up the dissemination of...
Large trials unpublished   News & Events News & Events   HIGHLIGHTS Almost 1 in 3 of large clinical trials unpublished after...
TB activists boo Indian minister News & Events News & Events   HIGHLIGHTS TB activists at world conference boo Indian minister off...
Key bone marrow protein identified News & Events News & Events   HIGHLIGHTS Key bone marrow protein identified as potential new leukemia...