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Single 5000 mg/kg oral doses of cefprozil caused no mortality or signs of toxicity in adult, weanling, or neonatal rats, or adult mice. A single oral dose of 3000 mg/kg caused diarrhea and loss of appetite in cynomolgus monkeys, but no mortality.
Cefprozil is eliminated primarily by the kidneys. In case of severe overdosage, especially in patients with compromised renal function, hemodialysis will aid in the removal of cefprozil from the body.
CEFZIL (cefprozil) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/3/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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