Cefuroxime - Empiric Uses

Cefuroxime - Empiric Uses

Empiric Uses

  • Epiglottitis: Alternative therapy
  • Bacterial Tracheitis: Alternative therapy
  • Aspiration Pneumonia: Older children, Cefuroxime axetil may be used for oral stepdown therapy
  • Periorbital Cellulitis (non-traumatic): Mild to moderate
  • Septic arthritis: Cloxacillin + Tobramycin; Cefuroxime may be used as alternative to Tobramycin
  • Osteomyelitis (acute):

    • Infants 1-3 months: Alternative therapy
  • Mastoiditis (acute)

  • Sinusitis (acute & subacute)