Antimicrobials
Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime

Restricted

High
Moderate
Nonformulary

Spectrum of Activity

Dosing

General Information

  •  Community acquired pneumonia with a macrolide
  • SSTI (bid dosing in some instances OK over Cephalexin outpatient - ie kiddo in school)
  •  Epiglottitis
  •  Allergy (immediate & delayed)
  •  Positive Coombs
  •  Cytopenias
  •  GI upset
  •  Diarrhea
  •  Abnormal liver enzymes

No significant interactions.

Nonformulary inpatient

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 2 hours

Biliary penetration: Therapeutic

CSF penetration: Poor

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Therapeutic