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Cefuroxime axetil is prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections. Specifically, this medication can treat a wide variety of conditions, including strep throat, ear infections, and sinus infections, to name a few. Prior to using this drug, tell your healthcare provider if you have kidney disease or any allergies. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are possible side effects of this medicine.

What Is Cefuroxime Axetil?

Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin®) is a prescription antibiotic. It is used to treat various infections such as strep throat, ear infections, urinary tract infections, and sinus infections.
(Click What Is Cefuroxime Axetil Used For? for more information on what cefuroxime axetil is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, cefuroxime axetil can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are the most common side effects of cefuroxime axetil.
(Click Side Effects of Cefuroxime Axetil to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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