Ceftin , also known as cefuroxime, is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat infections triggered by bacteria on the skin, in the ear, throat, sinuses or urinary tract. It will not work for flu, cold or other viral infections.

Ceftin works by prohibiting the growth of bacteria. This medicine is available as an oral tablet and a suspension (liquid) to be taken twice every day for 7 to 10 days or as prescribed by your doctor. If your infection is severe, your doctor may prescribe this medicine for more than 10 days.

The commonly reported side effects of Ceftin include diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach or stomach pain. Some patients may also experience skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing or wheezing.

Ceftin may be prescribed to treat other ailments, as suggested by your doctor.

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