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Cefprozil tablets Cefprozil review
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Treatment of otitis media and infections involving the respiratory tract and skin and skin structure; active against methicillin-sensitive staphylococci, many streptococci, and various gram-negative bacilli including E. coli, some Klebsiella, P. mirabilis, H. influenzae, and Moraxella.

Cefprozil is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called cephalosporins. Cefprozil fights bacteria in the body. Cefprozil is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, and skin infections. Cefprozil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Cefprozil can be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk if it causes stomach upset. Take cefprozil at evenly spaced intervals to keep a constant level of drug in the body. It is important to take cefprozil regularly to get the most benefit.

Shake the liquid form of cefprozil well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Take all of the cefprozil that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Store the suspension in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medication after 14 days. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking cefprozil and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; hives; or a rash); rash, redness, or itching; severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; mucus or blood in the stool; or unusual bleeding or bruising. Other, less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to take the medication and talk to your doctor if you experience: mild nausea or diarrhea, or yeast infection of the mouth or vagina.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Cefprozil is a cis and trans isomeric mixture (³ 90% cis). The chemical name for the monohydrate is (6R,7R)-7-((R)-2-amino-2-(p-hydroxy-phenyl)acetamido) -8-oxo-3-propenyl-5-thia-1-azabicyclo (4.2.0)oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid monohydrate. Cefzil tablets contain cefprozil equivalent to 250 mg or 500 mg of anhydrous cefprozil. In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: cellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, magnesium stearate, methylcellulose, simethicone, sodium starch glycolate, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sorbic acid and titanium dioxide. The 250 mg tablets also contain FD&C yellow No. 6. Cefzil for oral suspension contains cefprozil equivalent to 125 mg or 250 mg anhydrous cefprozil per 5 ml constituted suspension. In addition, the oral suspension contains the following inactive ingredients: aspartame, cellulose, citric acid, colloidal silicone dioxide, FD&C red No. 3, flavors (natural and artificial), glycine, polysorbate 80, simethicone, sodium benzoate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium chloride, and sucrose.

Cefprozil has the following structural formula:

Cefprozil chemical structure
Brand name: Cefzil

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