CEFUROXIME, CEFUROXIME SODIUM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Sinusitis: “I’ve been sick with a sinus/ear/eye infection and after a very painful night during which I nearly choke on all the phlegm I was prescribed Cefuroxime 500 mg twice a day for 10 days. I expected it to work right away but it took about 3 days for the symptoms to lessen. No side effects to report. I think it works, just give it time. I also use saline nasal spray and take Tylenol, vitamins etc.”

Cal_girl (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

Ceftin (cefuroxime) for Sinusitis: “I was in Urgent Care 4 days ago and diagnosed with a sinus infection. I was given Ceftin 500 mg. tablets to take 2 times a day. I’m going to take one after dinner tonight, and I honestly can say this stuff is not working for me at all. I’m okay for about 3 hours after taking it with breakfast, then my nose starts running, my head stuffs up, I get very cold and I have to go to bed propped up on 3 pillows trying to breathe. When I get up, my nose starts running again and my head gets all stuffed up again, and doesn’t clear up until about 8:30 pm. If I am like this tomorrow, I will be calling my primary care doctor about getting put on something else.”

Cookie (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2018

For Sinusitis: “I’ve had sinus infection for over 4 weeks that just wasn’t getting better – I was exhausted, no appetite, headaches, and the drainage from my sinus down my throat was starting to choke me at night. After seeing a doctor I found that my sinus infection has spread to my throat and ears and was prescribed 500mg 2x a day for 10 days. Two-three days in and I felt re-born! This is a miracle drug! I do however feel some heartburn and flatulence as I’m nearing the end of my prescription, but it is so worth it!”

Nicki18 (taken for less than 1 month) February 2, 2018

For Bronchitis: “I get bronchitis every year and so I can see it coming a mile away. I have routinely been prescribed a Z-Pack which clears me up on Day 3 of 5 if not earlier. For some reason, this time, a different doctor from the same practice prescribed Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg x2 daily for 10 days. I went backwards before forwards, it took several days to clear me (even though I got it treated early as usual), and left me lethargic….more so than the shortness of breath itself. Maybe the doctor was concerned that the Z-Packs would start to lose effect for me but I will take that chance in the future.”

Patrick M (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2017

For Bronchitis: “Was prescribed this with prednisolone for bronchitis while on a work trip. Worst experience ever. After three days, continued with a fever, chills, non productive cough, and an increasing tightness in my chest. Turns out, the prednisolone was masking an allergic reaction to this drug, though I had never had any prior reaction. Within 10 hours of the final dose of prednisolone, full blown anaphylaxis set in, along with an obvious trip to the ER, and wound up contracting pneumonia from all the fluid buildup from the reaction. Now I’m left with steroid and rescue inhalers, a different antibiotic, a prescription antihistamine until this stuff is fully out of my system, and a set of epipens to carry around if this ever happens again.”

Anonymous December 18, 2017

Ceftin (cefuroxime) for Lyme Disease: “Ceftin is the only antibiotic that cured my Lyme Disease after trying others. I have been symptom free for many years now. I took it for 6 weeks.”

Lyme Lady (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2017

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