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A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, C16H16N4O8S, given orally or parenterally to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including early Lyme disease.

[cefur- (blend of ceph(alosporin) and fur(an)) + ox(y)- + alteration of imino (influenced by -ine or -ide).]
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Noun1.cefuroxime - a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges
cephalosporin, Mefoxin - one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity


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The remaining two studies used a 4-day course; one 4-day regimen used cefuroxime, and the other used cefixime.
Three days later, he became febrile, and pyrexia persisted despite local wound management and treatment with oxacillin, 4 g/day for 3 days; cefuroxime, 3 g/day, and gentamicin, 160 mg/day for another 7 days.
A similar dose of cefuroxime delivers 2 to 4 [micro]g/ml to the middle ear fluid.
The isolates were tested for sensitivity using drugs safe in pregnancy namely amoxicillin, cefuroxime, cefotaxim, amikacin, ampicillin and nitrofurantion.
First-generation cephalosporins, such as cephalexin, and second-generation cephalosporins, such as cefuroxime, remain good choices for treatment, with susceptibility ranging from 95% to 100%.
He was admitted to an isolation ward and given supplemental oxygen and cefuroxime, 750 mg intravenously every 8 h.
The patient's postoperative course was unremarkable, and he was discharged home on postoperative day 2 and prescribed 6 weeks of intravenous cefuroxime.
Azithromycin vs cefuroxime plus erythromycin for empirical treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients: a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial.