Cefprozil is an antibiotic. It is used to treat certain bacterial infections of the throat, chest, or skin.
Take Cefprozil exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take this medicine with or without food. Take it with food to reduce stomach discomfort. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Cefprozil is available as a conventional tablet, and as a powder for oral suspension.
If you are taking an oral suspension, tap or invert the bottle to loosen the dry powder and add the specified volume of water to reconstitute the suspension. Shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.
The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the type and severity of your infection.
Take Cefprozil at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (rash, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar medicines or any other cephalosporin antibiotics.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergy to penicillin antibiotics.
Inform your doctor if you have kidney or bowel disease, especially colitis (inflammation of the colon).
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Cefprozil may cause any of the following side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and dizziness.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if are taking probenecid (medicine for gout).
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Refrigerate the oral suspension (between 2-8°C) once you have mixed the powder with water. Do not freeze it. Otherwise, it will become less effective. Throw away any unused portion after 14 days.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.