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    Old 05-30-2010, 05:00 AM   #1
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    Question re: Antibiotic med., "Cefuroxime Axetil" for Sinus Congestion

    Hi:
    The ENT prescribed Antibiotic med., 'Cefuroxime Axetil 500 mg.' bid for my persistent Sinus Congestion last week. The med. works REALLY well as if 'magic pill' to get my Sinus issue under control after having on ONLY two days.

    However, side effect from taking this med. is quite bothersome, .... 'diarrhea.' I still want to stick with this med. 'twice days' regimen.

    I'd truly appreciate it if any of you could share any experience on this med., 'Cefuroxime Axetil 500' bid.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

     
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    Old 05-30-2010, 05:03 AM   #2
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    Re: Question re: Antibiotic med., "Cefuroxime Axetil" for Sinus Congestion

    Never heard of it but stomach issues are common with some antibiotics. Do you take it with food?

     
    Old 05-30-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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    Re: Question re: Antibiotic med., "Cefuroxime Axetil" for Sinus Congestion

    Cefuroxime Axetil (Ceftin) is a second generation cephalosporin and many people who take it have diarrhea. The best way to minimize the diarrhea is to take a probiotic supplement to help restore some of the good bacteria in your digestive tract.

    In particular, a probiotic called Saccharomyces Boulardii (one brand name is Florastor) has been studied and shows good results for reducing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

     
    Old 06-01-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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    Re: Question re: Antibiotic med., "Cefuroxime Axetil" for Sinus Congestion

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    Hi:
    The ENT prescribed Antibiotic med., 'Cefuroxime Axetil 500 mg.' bid for my persistent Sinus Congestion last week. The med. works REALLY well as if 'magic pill' to get my Sinus issue under control after having on ONLY two days.

    However, side effect from taking this med. is quite bothersome, .... 'diarrhea.' I still want to stick with this med. 'twice days' regimen.

    I'd truly appreciate it if any of you could share any experience on this med., 'Cefuroxime Axetil 500' bid.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

     
    Old 06-01-2010, 12:29 PM   #5
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    Re: Question re: Antibiotic med., "Cefuroxime Axetil" for Sinus Congestion

    I've never taken that medication but the times I've had a sinus infection, my old doctor gave me a Sulfa med. I was surprised but it worked. When I moved up here and had a new doctor, got another sinus infection and they gave me antibiotics, which didn't work. I asked for a Sulfa drug and, again, it worked. Had no side effects from that. Might give it a try if you can use a sulfa drug.

     
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