Cefuroxime is an active ingredient mainly used in the medications that are indicated for the treatment of different types of bacterial infections. It is basically an antibiotic. This antibiotic belongs to a class of drugs known as Cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by restricting the growth of bacteria that causes infections. This medication is not approved for treatment of viral infections like cold or flu.
Class of Drugs – Cephalosporin Antibiotic
Molecular Formula – C16H16N4O8S
Molecular Weight - 424.4 g/mol
Working: This given main active component binds to inactivates penicillin-binding proteins. These proteins are located on the inner membrane of cell wall of the bacteria. This inactivation of PBPs leads to weakening of the bacterial cell wall. This is how this antibiotic restricts the growth of infectious bacteria.
Uses: The given antibiotic Cefuroxime is mainly approved to treat people who have infection caused by susceptible bacteria in the various health conditions. This antibiotic also treats conditions like urinary tract infections caused by e. Coli, p. mirabilis, and klebsiella species. It can be used in the treatment of skin and skin structure infections caused by staphylococci and/or streptococci. It is also used to treat pharyngitis and/or tonsillitis caused by streptococcus pyogenes.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This given antibiotic drug Cefuroxime is used as main active ingredient in popular brands. The brand medicine is available in dosages as following:
- Ceftin: 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg
- Zinacef: 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg
- Kefurox: 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg
This antibiotic should be consumed as per the instruction by the doctor. Do not against the prescription by the doctor.