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Cefuril, a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It appeared on the US market in 1977 and other countries followed quickly. Cefuril is available under several brand names including Ceftin, Zinnat, and Shincef.

Cefuril kills bacteria and stops it from further damaging on your health. It is used against infections in the respiratory tract, ear, throat, sinus, urinary system and skin. Patients with gonorrhoea, Lyme illness, and bronchitis will also benefit from this medicament. Cefuril is an effective treatment and an effective prevention therapy. Healthcare professionals sometimes use Cefuril prior to an operation to prevent infections.

Cefuril is not for patients allergic to its active ingredients or for patients with kidney illness. Inherited blood disorders and other prescription and non-prescription medicines taken in conjunction with Cefuril may cause adverse reactions. It is best to take precautions before using this medicament.

Pregnant women must be careful when using this medicine. Some feel that it may cause fetal harm so ask your healthcare professional before taking any medications. Lactating mothers should take precautions with medications also. Many medicines pass on to the child through the breast milk so it is important to know whether it will cause harm to the infant or not. Care must be observed with all medications.

Cefuril is taken orally and is available in a liquid suspension or pills. It must be taken at regular intervals for the specified period of time. The liquid suspension is taken with food while the pill can be taken with or without food. Either way, taking Cefuril with food is advisable to reduce potential side effects and give you a better chance to see results right away.

Maintaining a regular dosing schedule is important for the effectiveness of this medicament. Certain levels of the medicine should be maintained in your body for a specific period to be effective in eliminating the bacteria. Do not stop taking Cefuril before the prescribed period is over even if your conditions improve. The bacteria may still be alive in your body even if you no longer feel the discomfort of infection. Do not continue taking Cefuril beyond the prescribed duration. If your symptoms continue after the prescribed period, seek advice from your healthcare professional before deciding on your next step.

Symptoms that should bring you to the healthcare professional's office immediately include stomach pains, vomiting, and diarrhoea, which may occur during treatment but should be mild or moderate only. If you experience a severe episode of any of these symptoms, call your healthcare professional immediately, especially if they come with breathing difficulty, vaginal infections or hives.

Cefuril has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefuril

• Molecular formula of cefuril is C16H16N4O8S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-(carbamoyloxymethyl)-8-[2-(2-furyl)-2-methoxyimino-acetyl]amino- 7-oxo-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 424.386 g/mol
Cefuril available : 250mg tablets, 500mg tablets

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