Ceftin Oral Suspension (Cefuroxime Axetil) Medication

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Drug Description


Ceftin Oral Suspension is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate throat, tonsilitis, ear, and skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria in pediatric patients aged 3 months to 12 years old. 

As a cephalosporin antibiotic, Ceftin Oral Suspension functions by inhibiting bacterial growth. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before giving Ceftin Oral Suspension to a child and with every prescription refill, carefully read the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. For questions or concerns, do not hesitate to consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

The dosage of Ceftin Oral Suspension is determined based on the child’s weight, medical condition, and response to the treatment.  

Typically, this medication is taken twice daily (every 12 hours), with food, for 10 days as prescribed by a doctor. 

Ensure thorough shaking of the bottle before each dose and accurately measure the dosage using a designated medication spoon/cup, not a household spoon. 

For optimal results, administer Ceftin Oral Suspension consistently at regular intervals, ideally at the same time(s) daily. 

Complete the entire prescribed course of this medication, even if symptoms improve within a few days. Premature discontinuation may permit bacterial growth, potentially leading to infection recurrence. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Ceftin Oral Suspension. Inform your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms last or get worse. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Upset stomach or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding 
  • Changes in urination, including inability to urinate or altered urine output 
  • Profound fatigue or weakness 
  • Seizures 
  • Vaginal itching or unusual discharge 
  • Hearing impairment 

Notify your doctor immediately if any of the serious side effects listed above occur. 

Antibiotics often cause diarrhea, with a rare but severe form called C diff–associated diarrhea (CDAD) that can lead to dangerous colitis. CDAD can occur during or after antibiotic treatment. Seek immediate medical attention if stomach pain, cramps, or severe, watery, or bloody stools occur during or after treatment with Ceftin Oral Suspension. Always consult your doctor before attempting to treat diarrhea. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Ceftin Oral Suspension may trigger a serious allergic response. Seek immediate medical assistance if you notice any indications of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Rash 
  • Hives 
  • Itching 
  • Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever) 
  • Wheezing 
  • Chest or throat tightness 
  • Trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking 
  • Unusual hoarseness 
  • Mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 

This list does not cover all side effects of Ceftin Oral Suspension. Tell your doctor if other side effects arise. 


Prior to administering Ceftin oral Suspension, seek medical advice if the child has any known allergies, particularly to: 

  • Cefuroxime 
  • Penicillin 
  • Other cephalosporin antibiotics like cephalexin 
  • Any ingredients found in Ceftin Oral Suspension  

To ascertain the suitability of Ceftin Oral Suspension to a child, inform your doctor about any relevant medical background, specifically highlighting any past ailments or conditions, such as: 

  • Kidney disease 
  • Intestinal disease (colitis) 
  • Liver disease 
  • Malnutrition 

To minimize the chance of drug interaction with Ceftin Oral Suspension, disclose all current and recent use of medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to healthcare providers. 

Avoid concurrent use of antacids with Ceftin Oral Suspension. Consult your doctor for guidance on the appropriate administration of antacids while utilizing this medication. 

Ceftin Oral Suspension may include aspartame. If the child has phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition requiring restricted aspartame (or phenylalanine) intake, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe administration of this medication. 

Ceftin Oral Suspension may potentially reduce the effectiveness of live bacterial vaccines, like the typhoid vaccine. Before letting a child have immunizations or vaccinations, inform the healthcare provider about the use of this medication. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Cefuroxime Axetil





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