Cefprozil is an antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections including bronchitis and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses and skin. Antibiotics are only effective for bacteria and not viruses. Cefprozil is available as a tablet and liquid form. This medication requires a doctor"s prescription.
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Cefprozil is usually prescribed to patients with bacterial infections, including bronchitis, tonsillitis, infections of the ears, throat, sinuses and skin. This medication works by weakening the cell walls of the bacteria causing the infection and kills the bacteria. It is important to finish the prescription even if you feel better. If your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor.
- Bacterial Infections
Cefprozil dosage is completely dependent on the individual. Note that the amount of Cefprozil depends on the amount of times you plan on taking each day. Below is an average dose. Individuals should consult with their medical professional before starting Cefprozil.
- Adults: Take 250 mg to 500 mg every 12 to 24 hours. The exact dose depends on the condition being treated.
- Children (12 years old and below): Take 7.5 mg, 15 mg per kg/body weight every 12 hours. The exact dose depends on the condition being treated.
Cefprozil Side Effects
Cefprozil, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each person who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult your doctor or medical professional immediately. Common Cefprozil side effects are included in the list below.
- upset stomach
- stomach pain
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- watery or bloody diarrhea
- body aches
- unusual bleeding
- dark colored urine
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- fever, sore throat
- severe blistering
Below you will find a list of Cefprozil drug and substance interactions. In many cases, Cefprozil should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult with your doctor before taking any new medication. Note that this list does not include a variety of over the counter drugs and vitamins that could also counteract and alter Cefprozil. Drugs that interact with Cefprozil:
- blood thinners
- water pills
- probenecid (Benemid)