Generic Name(s): CEFUROXIME AXETIL
Drug Class: semi-synthetic antibiotic
Treats: Treats bacterial infections
Ceftin is a type of semi-synthetic antibiotic medicine which is chemically very similar to penicillin. It acts principally by slowing down or stopping the growth of bacteria. This is achieved by preventing them from forming the cell walls. Without this cell wall, the bacteria are unable to survive. This kind of antibiotic is able to act effectively against a wide variety of bacteria. It is however not effective against viruses. Doctors caution against overuse of any antibiotic as this tends to make it less effective.
Ceftin (cefuroxime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic medication which works by fighting bacteria in the body.
Ceftin is mainly used to treat various kinds of bacterial infections as well as severe dangerous bacterial infections. However, this medication may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to antibiotics. Consult your doctor for more information.
Ceftin may cause some side effects to the user. If you experience any unwanted side effect while taking this medication, seek medical attention promptly. The common side effects of Ceftin include sweating, headache, fever, and diarrhea, itching on the genital area, chills, feeling of discomfort, sore throat or rigidity.