What Is Ceftin?

Ceftin® (cefuroxime axetil) is a medication prescribed for treating a wide variety of bacterial infections. But what exactly is Ceftin?
 
Ceftin is a type of antibiotic. It works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. This medication has been shown to be an effective treatment for certain types of infections, such as:
 
Ceftin comes in the form of tablets and an oral suspension (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth twice daily. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Stopping this medication too soon may increase the risk of antibiotic resistance. Possible side effects of this drug may include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
 
(To learn more about what Ceftin is, click Ceftin. This article also takes a look at how this medication works, what to tell your healthcare provider before using it, and safety precautions to review before beginning treatment.)
 
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