Ceftin (Cefuroxime)

Also Known as Zinnat

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Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is an antimicrobial that is prescribed to treat the following infections:

  • Pharyngitis/tonsillitis
  • Middle ear infections
  • Maxillary sinusitis
  • Uncomplicated skin and skin-structure infections
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections
  • Uncomplicated gonorrhea
  • Early Lyme disease
  • Impetigo
  • Worsening chronic bronchitis and secondary bacterial infections of acute bronchitis

Ceftin 250 mg and 500 mg oral tablets are available, as well as Ceftin 125 mg/5 mL and 250 mg/5 mL suspension for oral administration.

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37% on an empty stomach, up to 52% if taken after food

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Take Ceftin as your doctor has directed. You may speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

The condition being treated determines your dose and duration of treatment. Information regarding how much and how long you should take Ceftin will be provided to you by your doctor.


The active ingredient contained in Ceftin is the cephalosporin cefuroxime axetil.


If you have experienced a serious allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) to Ceftin or other certain antibiotics such as penicillins and cephalosporins, you should not take the medication.


  • Before you start taking Ceftin, tell your doctor:
    • About all prescription and nonprescription medications you take
    • If you have any allergies
    • About your health conditions and past medical history
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Ceftin can cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. If you experience swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing; a rash; or a rapid heart rate, immediately seek medical attention.
  • While taking Ceftin, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea may occur.

Side Effects

Some, but not all, side effects that may occur while taking Ceftin antibiotic include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, and vaginitis. If you develop side effects that concern you or won’t go away, speak to your doctor right away.

Looking to buy Ceftin online at a competitive price? With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can at Canada Drugs Direct.


Ceftin. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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