Cefuroxime

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Moderate

Approximate Cost

Spectrum Of Activity

Dosing

500 mg PO BID

750 mg IV q8h

General Information

Adverse Effects

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

Major Interactions

None significant

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B