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Cefuroxime

Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

Overdosage of cephalosporins can cause cerebral irritation leading to convulsions. Serum levels of cefuroxime (cefuroxime (cefuroxime injection) injection) can be reduced by hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Cefuroxime (cefuroxime (cefuroxime injection) injection) for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics. Solutions containing dextrose may be contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to corn products.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/28/2016

Overdosage
Contraindications

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