Antimicrobials
cefPROZil

cefPROZil

C difficile risk
Medium
Oral Bioavailability
Excellent
Cost
4$/d

Dosing

500 mg PO q12h

Renally cleared, requires dosage adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing

General Information

Community-acquired pneumonia, otitis media, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections

  • Allergy (cefprozil and amoxicillin have the same side chain, hence cross -allergenicity may occur)

  • Positive Coombs

  • Cytopenias

  • GI upset, diarrhea

  • Abnormal liver enzymes

Concentration: 50 mg/mL Taste: palatable Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor are available on IWK formulary

250 mg tablet Tablets and capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting liquid. Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the IWK formulary.

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin