Antimicrobials
Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime

Medium
Excellent

General Information

Community acquired pneumonia

Allergy (immediate & delayed), positive Coombs, cytopenias, GI upset, diarrhea, abnormal liver enzymes

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin

Average serum half life:

  • Neonates:
    • PNA≤3 days median 5.8 hours.
    • PNA ≥8 median 1.6-3.8 hours
  • Pediatrics: 1.4-1.9 hours.

Route of Elimination: 66-100% as unchanged drug in urine by both glomerular filtration and tubular secretion