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Approved for use in adults and children as young as three months old, Ceftin (in tablet and liquid form) is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. In liquid form, this antibiotic can treat tonsil infections, strep throat, ear infections, and impetigo. Using Ceftin in tablet form can treat a wide variety of infections, such as urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and gonorrhea.

What Is Ceftin Used For?

Ceftin® (cefuroxime axetil) is a prescription antibiotic that comes in the form of tablets and an oral suspension (liquid). The two different products are approved for different uses.
Ceftin oral suspension is approved to treat the following infections in children 3 months through 12 years old:
The tablet form of Ceftin is approved for a broader range of uses, including the treatment of the following infections:
Ceftin is approved for treating the infections listed above only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to this medicine. Also, bacteria have different resistance patterns in different regions of the country. This means that some bacteria may be susceptible to Ceftin in certain parts of the country but not in others. Ceftin is completely ineffective for treating viral illnesses (such as the common cold or the flu).
In some situations, your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to see if your particular infection is susceptible or resistant to Ceftin. In other situations, your healthcare provider may decide to try Ceftin without such tests, especially for infections that are not severe.
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