Cefprozil

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

Dosing

For pediatric dosing please see IWK Spectrum

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 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 formulary.

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin

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