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Cefuroxime and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with cefuroxime:


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

cefuroxime - sodium

Parenteral cefuroxime sodium contains approximately 55 mg (2.4 mEq) of sodium per each gram of cefuroxime activity. The frozen solutions of cefuroxime sodium are additionally formulated with sodium citrate hydrous as a buffer and contain approximately 110 mg (4.8 mEq) and 223 mg (9.7 mEq) of sodium in the 750 mg and 1.5 g doses, respectively. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.


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Cefuroxime drug interactions

There are 126 drug interactions with cefuroxime

Cefuroxime disease interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with cefuroxime which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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