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Cefzil (generically known as cefprozil) is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections and is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It contains cefprozil, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It weakens the cell walls of the bacteria causing the infection, thereby killing the bacteria, or preventing their growth.
The proper dosage of cefprozil oral suspension varies depending on the condition being treated, age, and other factors. It is typically taken every 12 hours, for 7 to 10 days.
Use and Dosage
Cefzil is available in an oral suspension form, which is intended for oral administration. To use Cefprozil Suspension, you should follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Generally, it is taken by mouth with or without food, usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor.
Shake the bottle well before each dose. Measure the dose out carefully with a medication spoon/cup. Take Cefprozil Suspension by mouth usually once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. You may take this medicine with food if stomach upset occurs. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.
Continue to take Cefprozil Suspension until the full-prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Common Side Effects of Cefzil Suspension (Cefprozil Susp):
- Genital itching
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Cefzil Suspension (Cefprozil Susp):
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Return of fever, sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
- Watery or bloody stools, stomach cramps, or fever during treatment or for two or more months after stopping treatment
Forms and Strength
Cefzil Suspension (Cefprozil Susp) is available in the following forms and strength:
Cefprozil Susp: Powder for Suspension
- Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to cefprozil, inform your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of cephalosporin antibiotic in the past.
- Diarrhea: Cefprozil can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you experience severe diarrhea or bloody stools, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Decrease in platelets: Cefprozil can reduce the number of platelets in your blood, which can lead to bleeding or bruising. If you notice unusual bleeding or bruising, you should contact your healthcare provider.
- Kidney problems: If you have kidney disease or are on dialysis, you may need to have your dosage of cefprozil adjusted. Inform your healthcare provider if you have kidney problems.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking cefprozil, as it may not be safe for the developing fetus or nursing infant. Your healthcare provider can help weigh the risks and benefits of taking this medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Liver problems: Cefprozil can cause liver problems, inform your healthcare provider if you have a history of liver disease or if you develop yellowing of the skin or eyes.
- Interactions with other medications: Cefprozil may interact with other medications, such as blood thinners, and cause an increased risk of bleeding. Inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking.
- Use in children: Cefprozil may cause tooth discoloration in children under the age of 12, inform your healthcare provider if your child falls under this age group.
- Effectiveness: Cefprozil may not be effective against all types of infections, inform your healthcare provider if you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms after taking this medication for a few days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should I take Cefzil Suspension?
Cefzil Suspension should be taken orally every 12 hours, for 7 to 10 days. Use a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup to measure the correct dosage of the suspension.
Can Cefzil Suspension be harmful to a developing fetus or nursing infant?
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Cefzil Suspension as it may not be safe for the developing fetus or nursing infant. Your healthcare provider can help weigh the risks and benefits of taking this medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Cefzil Suspension?
If you miss a dose of Cefzil Suspension, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
It's important to purchase Cefzil Suspension from verified Canadian pharmacy.