Cefuroxime for injection, USP, is a semisynthetic broad spectrum antibiotic agent for parenteral administration used to treat a variety of infections and is the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline's ZINACEF(R) (cefuroxime for injection). Cefuroxime belongs to the cephalosporin family of drugs. Cefuroxime for injection, USP, is indicated for infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and skin-structure, and bones and joints, as well as septicemia, meningitis, gonorrhea. In certain cases of confirmed or suspected gram-positive or gram-negative sepsis or in patients with other serious infections in which the causative organism has not been identified, cefuroxime may be used concomitantly with an aminoglycoside. Cefuroxime may be used prophylactically to prevent the growth of susceptible disease-causing bacteria and thereby may reduce the incidence of certain postoperative infections in patients undergoing surgical procedures that are classified as clean-contaminated or potentially contaminated procedures.
The most common adverse effects may include pain, swelling or redness at the injection site. Less common adverse effects include severe allergic reactions; black or bloody stools; decreased urination; fever, chills, or sore throat; hearing loss; seizures; severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; stomach pain or cramps; unusual bruising or bleeding; vaginal irritation or discharge; vein swelling at the injection site; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
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