Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cefuroxime Axetil

Common Side Effects

Strange taste in the mouth
Stomach pain may occur
Diaper rash may occur in young children
Dizziness and drowsiness

Unlikely But Serious Side Effects

Unusual tiredness/weakness

Rare But Very Serious Side Effects

yellowing of the eyes/skin
Severe stomach/abdominal pain
Persistent nausea/vomiting
Dark urine
Change in the amount of urine
Signs of new infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat)
Easy bruising/bleeding
Jerky movements
Chest pain
Mental/mood changes (such as confusion)

This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacteria. This condition may occur while receiving therapy or even weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.

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