Cefzil, also called Cefprozil, is one of a group of Cephalosporins are used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing bacteria or by preventing their growth.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and don’t stop taking Cefzil without discussing it with your doctor first.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: black, tarry stools; chest pain; chills; cough; fever; painful or difficult urination; shortness of breath; sore throat; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth; swollen glands; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; abdominal or stomach cramps and pain; abdominal tenderness; diarrhea (watery and severe, which may also be bloody); hives or welts, itching redness of skin, or skin rash; pain, redness and swelling at site of injection; peeling of skin; or seizures.
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
Cefprozil is a white to yellowish powder with a molecular formula for the monohydrate of C18H19N3O5S•H2O and a molecular weight of 407.45.
The structural formula is: