Cefprozil review

Cefprozil is a prescribed drug that is used in treating ear infections, nose infection, skin infections, bronchitis and many other bacterial infections. This drug is not intended to treat viral infections, colds or flu.

Cefprozil is intended for patients afflicted with certain bacterial infections. This drug is classified as cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefprozil is being distributed under the brand name Cefzil while in Europe it bears the name Procef.

The dosage for Cefprozil depends on the prescription of the doctor. This is based on the level of infection and how the patient reacts to the treatment. Cefprozil is taken orally ideally after meal in order to avoid stomach upset. It is best to continue medication until the full prescription is finished or as advised by the doctor. Avoid stopping the medicine earlier than required even if there are no more symptoms because there is still a tendency that the bacteria will comeback. It is best to follow your doctor’s recommendation to ensure that the infection is totally eliminated.

For a missed dose, you must immediately take it. However if it is very near the time for the next dose, better take the next dose and skip the missed dose. Never attempt to take two doses to make up for the missed dose to avoid overdose.

Cefprozil may cause side effects to some patients like diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach and loss of appetite. These side effects can be minimized by taking milk or food.

Some patients may experience dizziness, headache, fever, muscle pain, fatigue, unusual taste in the mouth and even seizures. If any of the side effects occur, you must immediately get medical attention.

Overdosed patients must be brought to a doctor or poison control facility.

Before taking the drugs it is essential to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any medical disorder like kidney problems and stomach disorders. You must also inform the doctor if you have any allergies with antibiotics and other similar medicines. Inform your doctor of other medicines you are taking such as blood thinners and antibiotics.

Women who are using birth controls should discuss with the doctor of other methods of birth control because Cefprozil interferes with the usefulness of birth control pills.

Diabetic patients must also inform the doctor prior to medication because Cefprozil can affect the results of a glucose test. Your doctor may suggest other methods of monitoring your glucose level.

Cefprozil is a prescribed drug and should not be shared to other individuals even if they have similar infections. It should not be used in a later period even if same symptoms occur.

Pregnant women should inform the doctor if there are any risks of taking the drugs. Breast feeding mothers must also consult the doctor before taking the medication.

To supplement the effectiveness of the drug and avoid other infections, patients should maintain proper hygiene at all times. Wash hands thoroughly before touching the infected areas of the body.

Cefprozil and other medicines should be stored in a safe place away from children’s reach.

Cefprozil has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefprozil

• Molecular formula of cefprozil is C18H19N3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-acetyl]amino-7-oxo-4-prop- 1-enyl-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 389.427 g/mol
Cefprozil available : 250mg tablets and 500mg tablets

Brand name(s): Arzimol, Brisoral, Cefprozilo, Cefprozilum, Cefzil, Cronocef, Procef, Serozil

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