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User Reviews for Cefuroxime to treat Sinusitis

Also known as: Ceftin, Zinacef

Cefuroxime has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 40 ratings for the treatment of Sinusitis. 58% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 35% reported a negative effect.

Cefuroxime Rating Summary

6.5/10 average rating

40 ratings from 43 user reviews.

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Reviews for Cefuroxime

richard4ga January 11, 2009

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I am on my 5th day of 10 day prescription - taking 500mg in the morning and 500mg before bedtime. The pills are hard to swallow and taste awful so I dip them in honey before taking. It works great. Ceftin is working great. Being a person that has lived with nasty sinus infections most of my life, I never take the same antibotic twice in one year. However, Ceftin is at the top of my list. It cures the infection. Make sure you take a ten day (1000mg daily) course if you have a bad infection. It does make you feel bad - it is hard on your stomach so you must take it with food. Yoghurt or Activa is a must and also make sure you have a bunch of bananas on hand. Good luck.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous December 11, 2014

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I've had sinusitis for a couple of weeks, woozy, dizzy, pressure. I took a dose pack, which I normally take anyway and it helped some but no appreciable effects. I tried Augmentin and couldn't take anymore after one dose due to side effects. I've taken 3 Ceftin since yesterday and I feel much, much better.”

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Geranium November 8, 2011

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I had a sinus infection with fever (spiking higher at night); took me a while to figure out because I never had one before. Within a day of taking Ceftin, I no longer had a fever and felt much better. Had no problem taking the pill with water (unlike others); don't taste it at all. After 5 days, I still have thick mucus and less appetite than usual) but otherwise am doing much better than before. I notice no side effects from this medicine.”

10 / 10
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Lori91042 · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2019

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I was given Ceftin by my regular doctor for a sinus infection . 500 mg , 2 times a day . It always clears my infection , usually notice feeling better after day 3 . After awhile , it didn’t work anymore and my sinusitis became chronic . Levaquin was then the only thing that worked . Now Levaquin is dangerous . So I thought maybe , after 7 years of no Ceftin , maybe it would work again . Thankfully , it works again . I have no side effects , take with food . It is really the BEST antibiotic I’ve ever taken . I can’t take augmentin or sulfa , so I’m very glad that there is Ceftin ! It’s a big pill . I smash it into a powder and take it with cinnamon applesauce - thereby no bitter or mettalic taste .”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 11, 2009

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I have been dealing with bad breathe for about 1 year and been to my internal medicine doctor and my dentist and they said I was fine. I wasn't ok with this answer so I went to see an ENT doctor. He then prescribed me Ceftin 500 mg tablets to take twice a day with food. This is the miracle drug. I have only been taking it for 3 wks out of the 4wks I was prescribed the drug and can already tell a difference. I go back in 1 week to have a CT scan of my sinuses to see if the bacterial infection has cleared up. I would recommend this to anyone who is suffering with the symptoms it treats.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 15, 2016

“Have suffered from allergies and 2 to 4 sinus infections yearly for most of my life. Have tried many antibiotics, but Ceftin works the best with the least side effects. I agree with other comments. After only 2 doses of a 10 day course I already felt 50% better. I am an RN and I have seen Zpak and Augmentin fail people during sinusitis treatment. This drug is my go-to now. It truly cures the infection. I only get maybe one acute sinusitis per year now, thanks to this drug.”

10 / 10
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Greatful February 17, 2014

“I had been suffering for months with sinus pain. Cefuroxime Axetil was my second round of antibiotics. It was a new medicine for me, and it worked perfect. I began to feel better on day two. No side effects, no stomach pain, no bad taste, and easy to take. I am on day 9 of my 10 days and I feel great.”

10 / 10
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dynachick June 21, 2009

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “After being hospitalized for 6 weeks and on other mag-antibiotics, I am so pleased to report that after 3-4 days on the Ceftin, I finally could stop going through a 200 count box of tissues EVERY day and could actually breathe through my nose most of the time. My ENT Doctor prescribed Ceftin for 17 days. I've been on it now for 7 days. I have a severely depressed immune system due to MDS. We want to avoid surgery at all costs. I am hoping and praying the relief continues. I am also on Astepro nasal spray. Hoping for no or minimal side effects, which is always a concern. So far, so good. Will try and further evaluate at end of regimen. I hope this helps someone else.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 11, 2011

“I am a chronic sinusitis sufferer and normally I let it play out and my body will usually fight it off but every now and then I have to get antibiotics, usually once a year and twice on rare occasions. It usually takes anywhere from 5-7 Days before I get any relief well this time I went in because my tongue seemed cut and burning and throat was a little sore but I wasn't suffering from the normal sinus pressure and headaches but was told infection had spread to my ears and throat and was put on cefuroxime 500mg twice daily and though my tongue is still sore it seems to be healing ok and my throat and ears are no longer sore ears are plugged a bit though. I breathe better through my nose. I have not experienced the taste as my pills are coated.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month May 22, 2012

“This was prescribed to me for a sinus infection. After 5 days of use I felt no change in my condition. This medication did not work for me. My dosage was 2 tablets by mouth twice a day. Tablets were 500mg.”

1 / 10
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Dallas C October 16, 2017

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I had a headache for 2 weeks straight and couldn't figure out why so I finally broke down and went to the doctors yesterday! She prescribed me Ceftin and said I had a sinus infection. I took both pills yesterday and woke up today with no headache at all and feeling amazing. This pill really works so far!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 13, 2010

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I was put on Ceftin for a sinus infection, 3 days later I developed terrible diarrhea with blood, found out it was called pseudomembraneous colitis. It is now a week later and I am still suffering from the side effects. ”

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Brian O December 9, 2015

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “Did excellent job with clearing up sinus infection. 4 days in, however, I got hit with pretty severe diarrhea. Dr. had me stop taking since I was so much improved in terms of the sinusitis and due to the side effects. Been 48 hrs of diarrhea. And 24 since I terminated the medication. Hopefully it resolves with the probiotics I'm taking and cessation of the Ceftin. I am concerned about the severe colitis I've read about but we shall see.”

5 / 10
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Resistor · Taken for less than 1 month September 2, 2015

“I have tried different sinus medications over the years and this seems to be the best of them all. Just 2 pills a day breakfast and dinner, no noticeable negative effects. Cured my bout of sinusitis in about 3-days but I continued to take it for the full 14 days.”

10 / 10
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Nicki18 · Taken for less than 1 month February 2, 2018

“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!”

10 / 10
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Balki September 29, 2016

“I was prescribed with Cefuroxime ( 2x500mg/day for 16 days) and prednisolone (60mg x 4 days, then 40mg x 4 days then 20mg x 4 days then 10mg x 4 days) The combination works very well with in the second day of the usage. I can breath well and yellow mucus came out well, hopefully in a week I will be fine. I am using netipot couple of times a day to cleanse the sinus and having single dosage of claritin and flunase as a prevention dosage. Not sure how much does side effect does prednisolone will cause, since this is first time I am using and hopefully doesn't hurt me. I read prednisolone is a steroid and I feel we have to avoid it.”

10 / 10
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Jersey · Taken for less than 1 month April 5, 2018

Ceftin (cefuroxime): “I have been prescribed Ceftin multiple times over the course of 6 years to treat my sinusitis. Every time I have taken it, I have only been able to endure a few days before the incredibly harsh nature of this medicine on my stomach forces a doctor to stop the use. This week I was prescribed it again and 4 hours into the VERY FIRST PILL of my VERY FIRST DOSE, I began to feel terrible stabbing abdominal pain and then began over 24 hours of awful diarrrhea and vomiting. My body felt like it was going through a war. Now not only was I still battling through sinusitis, but due to taking this Ceftin I added symptoms of being in the throes of a stomach virus. I went to the doctor 12 hours into this episode whereby he told me NEVER TAKE THIS MEDICINE AGAIN....it clearly is having awful reactions with your body. This has really set me back now and thanks to the havoc it wrecked on my insides now I can’t take any meds orally for a bit until we can stabilize my stomach.”

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Anonymous March 5, 2009

“I was amazed that this antibotic started taking effect after the 2nd dose (500 mg 2x/day). I have completed 2 days of 10 and although my head and ears still feel full, I can breath through my nose, have been sleeping through the night and have my energy level back. I am extremely pleased.”

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GrePec December 11, 2015

“I typically get two bad sinus infections every year and have tried many different antibiotics but this med. seems to work very well for me. After a few days I start to feel better but I must continue the Meds. for at least four more days or I will have a relapse to my sinus infection.”

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Pyez August 22, 2016

“I've been suffering from acute sinusitis for 13 days now. The doctor gave me antibiotics to nip it in the bud before it becomes chronic. I'm on my 6th day of Cefuroxime Axetil (500 mg 2 x per day) and I feel no better. In fact my condition continues to worsen. There is more greenish yellow mucous, I'm beginning to cough up mucous, and sinus headaches are starting. My doctor refuses to change the antibiotic because he says it can take anywhere from 1 day to over a week to work. I have to give it 3-4 more days. Truly disappointed with this medication.”

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Cal_girl · Taken for less than 1 month March 5, 2018

“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.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous May 19, 2016

“I suffer from sever sinus issues, almost monthly, and this is the best antibiotic I have ever taken. 3 days into the meds, and felt better! Thank god, I have finally found so,etching that will help me feel better within days.”

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zionfrost · Taken for less than 1 month August 16, 2015

“I have a terrible taste/smell...like something electrical. Doctor said I have a sinus infection. This medicine has had no effect at all. (Positive or negative). I just finished one week of 2-250mg tablets daily. Doctor said to refill after a week if I don't see any results.”

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NCResident · Taken for less than 1 month August 13, 2016

“Have gotten excellent results with this med. It takes three days to kick in, but it has killed a sinus infection in both 2015 and 2016. I have allergies so have more problems than most in getting the infection to go completely away. I have not had the digestive issues nor any other side effects that I have with other meds like zpack (I still take yogart daily to keep good bacteria in the digestive tract). It seems to not have the issue with antibiotic resistance that zpack and some of the things more commonly prescribed can cause.”

9 / 10
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Cc March 24, 2021

“I was afraid to take this based on reviews. Took it anyway. No issues first 3 days besides some minor stomach cramps. Woke up on day 4 in a stinky night sweat, thought that was very strange (I never usually have a body odor, not even when I sweat) thought maybe I was sweating some kind of infection out. Bizarre. Noticed on night 4 that I was able to take in a deep breath again for the first time in months! Woke up on day 5 with semi-diarrhea. 5 more days to go. We'll see. I'll update this review when I finish the course. I feared taking this because of the stomach effects as I just had two precancerous polyps removed from my colon 1mo ago, but so far it's been totally tolerable. I haven't taken it with probiotics or yogurt or bananas, just water. I did notice the nasty taste when swallowing the pill on the 4th night for the first time since starting the med, so the bad taste thing might be progressive for some bc I didn't notice it until day 4. I've been taking it at 9am and bedtime.”

8 / 10
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