Drug ID: 3d00000058
Drug Name: Cefprozil
Generic Names: 3 Cef FC | 3 Cef FC (500 mg) | Cefzil
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult- 500 mg/day may increase to 500 mg twice daily.
Children 6 months to 12 year of age - 7.5 to 15mg/kg every 12 hour.
Recommended In: This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as bronchitis and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, and skin. It kills the bacterial cells.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 24 hours (once a day) or every 12 hours (twice a day) for 10 days, with or without food.
Storage: Store it in room temperature and in airtight container.
Dosage Forms: Suspension
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, flatulence, inflammation of colon.
Central Nervous System- Headache, dizziness, fatigue, tingling, confusion, nervousness, sleeplessness.
Genitourinary- Genital itching, inflammation of vagina, kidney function impairment.
Blood- Increase in eosinophils, decrease in white blood cells, platelets, decreased platelet function, anemia, bleeding.
Liver- Liver function impairment, jaundice.
Miscellaneous- Hypersensitivity, including sever allergic reactions.
In Case of Overdose: Cefprozil is eliminated primarily by the kidneys. In case of severe overdosage, especially in patients with compromised renal function, hemodialysis will aid in the removal of cefprozil from the body.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, liver or kidney problems, or a blood clotting disorder, stomach disease, stomach infection, diarrhea, or colitis, pregnancy and lactation.
Monitor kidney functions and blood count.
Take other measures for birth control, because oral contraceptives may not work while taking this medication.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: live bacterial vaccines, probenecid.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may affect the results of certain lab tests. It may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type) and false negative results with certain blood glucose tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.