What is Cefuroxime?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ceftin Zinnat

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Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections including Lyme's disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 17 5
Lyme disease 5 5
Bronchitis 2 1
E. coli infection 2 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cefuroxime

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 5
Nausea 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bruising 1
Chronic fatigue 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cefuroxime

Dosage Patients
125 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cefuroxime

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Doctor's advice 12
Other 9
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 5
See all 40 patients who've stopped taking Cefuroxime

Duration

Currently taking Cefuroxime

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Cefuroxime

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 23
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cefuroxime after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) 1
Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1
Roxithromycin 1

Patients stopped taking Cefuroxime and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azithromycin (Zithromax) 1
Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 1
Clarithromycin (Biaxin) 1
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cefuroxime

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Jun 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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