Cefprozil is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Cefprozil will not treat infections caused by viruses.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Cefprozil. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Additional montioring of your dose or condition may be needed if you are taking probenecid.
DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking Cefprozil.
Follow the directions for using Cefprozil provided by your doctor. Cefprozil may be taken on an empty stomach or with food.
STORE Cefpozil at room temperature, away from heat and light.
TO CLEAR UP YOUR INFECTION COMPLETELY, continue taking Cefprozil for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses.
IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Cefprozil, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to a cephalosporin antibiotic (such as Ceclor, Keflex, Ceftin, Duricef) or a penicillin antibiotic (such as amoxicillin, ampicillin), contact your doctor or pharmacist
BEFORE TAKING Cefprozil. A severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to Cefprozil or if a certain medicine is a cephalosporin, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty breathing or tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more of Cefprozil unless your doctor tells you to do so. If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
IF MODERATE TO SEVERE DIARRHEA OCCURS during or after treatment with Cefprozil, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not treat it with non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, Cefprozil may cause false test results with some urine glucose tests. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet.
Possible side effects
Side effects, that may occur while taking Cefprozil include nausea, tiredness, headache, vomiting, or mild diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor.
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience vaginal irritation or discharge.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience seizures. An allergic reaction to Cefprozil is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include muscle spasms and seizures.
DO NOT SHARE Cefprozil with others for whom Cefprozil was not prescribed.
DO NOT USE Cefprozil for other health conditions.