Antimicrobials

Cefuroxime

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Moderate

Approximate Cost

IV-15$/d PO-4$/d

Dosing

750-1500mg IV q8h

500mg PO q12h

General information

  •  Community acquired pneumonia with a macrolide

  •  Intraabdominal infection

  •  Epiglottitis

  •  Allergy (immediate & delayed)

  •  Positive Coombs

  •  Cytopenias

  •  GI upset

  •  Diarrhea

  •  Abnormal liver enzymes

None significant; potential increase in INR with warfarin

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 2.0

Biliary penetration: Therapeutic

CSF penetration: Poor

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Urine penetration: Therapeutic