User Reviews for Cefuroxime to treat Bacterial Infection
Brand names: Ceftin, Zinacef
Cefuroxime has an average rating of 4.4 out of 10 from a total of 14 reviews for the treatment of Bacterial Infection. 21% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Cefuroxime
Ceftin (cefuroxime) "Prescribed this antibiotic Ceftin after a severe reaction to Levaquin for bacterial infection. Only problem is muscle aches and stomach issues. I am on day five but I may have to stop before the ten days. Feels like gallbladder problems but I did not have these symptoms before taking this medication."
Ceftin (cefuroxime) "Daughter is 16mths old and was prescribed this garbage from the ER doc for an ear and chest infection. She was on this for 3 days and had the worst experience ever with stomach pain, vomit, diarrhea galore and would not move from wife's lap/crying. We stopped this med and saw a night and day difference within 16hrs. Unbelievable."
"Just started ceftin for infection of inner ear. Taken twice daily for only 2 full days.some relief from pain but ear is still severely stopped up. Almost no hearing in that ear except my own hheartbeat ..rather annoying but beats the alternative.. Have seen many complaints of bad gastrointestinal problems ..my suggestion is take probiotics while on drug. I have no problem with taking it.. Note take at least an hour apart from antibiotics. Works well for me. Hope my ear unstops soon."
"Given for bacterial infection, this medication did nothing but side effects. Fever, chills, no appetite, weak. Put this to the infection. Finished the prescribed amount and noticed red blotches on my skin and peeling. I think allergic to this product. Never again. Still feeling effects. It's only been one day since completion."
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Ceftin (cefuroxime) "My doctor looked in my ear and nose and saw that they were severe blocked, as well as infected with bacteria. He explained to me that I probably have drainage into the eustachian tube and that has got dirty. So he prescribed me 500mg Ceftin, as well as Allegra-D and Flonase, all to be taken for 15 days. I take Ceftin twice daily morning and night with food. I take Allegra-D and Flonase in the morning before I leave for work. I don't know how the Ceftin works, but I was still plugged up for a good 5 days until it felt like it may be finally kicked in. But is it? It could just be the regular Allegra-D and Flonase? But I guess if this Ceftin is good for many other stuff, it'll be good for all the other bacteria type stuff so I'm happy."
"On day 7 of taking cefuroxine 10 day course for bacterial upper respiratory infection. Taking is along with Mucus Dm Extended Release and Flonase. Fever stopped immediately on day one but everything else got way worse. Insanely sore throat and unstoppable mucus production make it impossible to drink or eat. It is a nightmare swallowing the pills down. I don't want to finish out but I will per doctors orders but what a waste of precious time and valuable resources. Oh and the fever's back on day 7."
"The Urgent care physician diagnosed me with moderate case of swimmers ear. He prescribed me the antibiotiic cefuroxime, 500Mg, for a period of 7 days. After reading other reviews I did use one probiotic pill each day along with probiotic yogurt. To make a long story short I had no problems with my bowels. However the drug did provide me with a constant moderate headache. Otherwise than that no other side effects. Unfortunately, the drug did nothing to resolve my ear infection. So, today, a different physician is going to have me try Ciprofloaxin. I was hoping to avoid Cipro as it is a lot harder on the body with a bigger spectrum of side effects. Good luck to anyone else who tries cefuroxime."
"I took one 500mg pill of cefuroxime with food and I was sick in bed, fevered with the most horrible stomach pain and that is just from one pill. I will never take this again."
"It worked out well with bacterial infection in throat, saved me already 2 times"
"Reduced severity of but didn't clear up a lung infection of unknown bacterial origin."
"My GP gave me these cefuroxime for my ear infection. On day 4 and I've had nothing but headaches and feeling sick in the stomach. I'm also getting cold chills and a temperature."
"DID NOTHING!!! With the exception of making me so nauseous and sick I couldn't get out of bed Repeat: this it does NOTHING Didn't treat my infection in the slightest"
"Works wonders. Works better in my opinion than augmentin"
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"This drug is awesome. I’ll admit that it sat in my cabinet for a while because I read the reviews and my anxiety skyrocketed. I finally decided to take it and I did not have any side effects whatsoever (except for the bitter taste twice). I would wake at 8am to take a probiotic, eat at 9am then take the antibiotic at 10am. I have to take it twice a day so I did the same routine at 8p, 9p and 10. Eat a nice sized meal and you’ll be fine! Symptoms disappeared by day 3. I took this pill for 10 days. Good luck. Don’t let the reviews scare you!"