CEFTIN Reviews

Average Rating: 2.1 (127 Ratings)

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 1  Ear infection After half an hour of taking this I was violently throwing up for 2-3 hours, then that triggered an aura and I couldn't see for 15min. I will never take this EVER! They switched me to omnicef which isn't that great either bc of panic attacks. F 39 1 days
1X D
 1  UTI, following a week on Cipro Brutal migraines within 30 minutes of swallowing since Day 1. Insomnia & vivid dreams when I did sleep. Day 7, intense dizziness. Despite no longer showing nitrites (only leukocytes) in urine, urgent care center gave me these "to clear up any remaining infection". I was told to take them 2x a day for 10 days. The headaches are so bad, I am stopping after Day 8--I see no benefit, & my quality of life right now is obviously negatively affected--significantly so. If you're at all prone to any kind of headache--migraine, sinus-related, tension--I would ask your Doctor to prescribe something else. Ceftin are simply HORRIBLE. F 61 8 days
500 mg 2X D
 3  Prevention Anxiety, insomnia, dark thoughts, crying, sweats and shaking. F 48 7 days
500mg 2X D
 3  Upper Respiratory Infection Severe Leg cramps, lower back pain.. F 0 days
1X D
 1  Sinus infection The pills were hard for me to swallow. I have little energy. I have been anxious with some depression while taking the pills. Today is day 8 and I got very lightheaded and weak for the first time. Luckily no stomach issues like others have commented. I have used this antibiotic before, pre covid, I don't remember the emotional side effects being so intense. My only other medication I take is clonazepam as needed. F 66 10 days
500 MG 2X D
 1  Lyme Infection I've taken this before and this time it is a horrific experience. The extreme anxiety, heat intolerance and tachycardia are unbearable. Not sure I'm going to make it through the final doses. I already went to the ER once because my heart wouldn't stop racing. I would never recommend this medication. F 45 15 days
250 mg 2X D
 3  UTI/bladder infection Dizziness and balance problems. Restless sleep filled with bad dreams. Feel lethargic and somewhat depressed, and I've never had depression problems in my life. Neck and upper back pain, puffy swollen face, especially around my eyes. The side effects are very uncomfortable, but I have very limited options since I'm allergic to so many antibiotics. This seems to be clearing my UTI, so I'm powering through the side effects. F 61 20 days
250mg 2X D
 5  UTI, Bladder and Kidney Infection Diarrhea, dark stools, fatigue, weakness, chills, chest discomfort. Better these side effects than being hospitalized with 103.4 fever, severe pain and vomiting. M 55 10 days
500 mg 2X D
 4  Chronic sinusitis Nausea, bad taste in mouth, and insomnia It help relieve the swelling and sinus pain in my face. I can deal with the nausea. Didn't effect me too much and I have gi issues F 34 21 days
2X D
 1  .? Uti Cramps stomache pelvic pain leg and back pain stools frequently foul smelling.... never again F 69 3 days
500 2X D
 1  UTI Weakness, heart palpitations, extreme chest pain Will never take again F 73 2 days
500 2X D
 4  Lyme Disease Severe Migraine, brain fog, fatigue I spent every single day and night of the 28 days with the worst migraines I have every had in my life. They were the most painful, skull throbbing migraines. I couldnít think, I couldnít focus. It was a chore to do anything besides lying down and nothing helped. All I could do was cry because I felt so helpless. I thought the migraines were from the lymes disease until I stopped taking ceftin and only a day later, the painful severe migraines went away. (I took a month of Doxy a couple of months ago but only experienced brain fog, and moderate migraines for only 2-3 days). F 28 28 days
500 MG 2X D
 1  UTI This is awful! Severe headache, nausea, and body aches are intense. My legs hurt to even walk on them. My neck, chest, and back hurt sooooo bad. I've just been in bed all day. Intense exhaustion. Will not take again! F 45 0 days
500 2X D
 1  SIBO / Proteus mirabilis infection Severe headaches on and off by 3rd day. I could have tolerated headaches but then the left side of jaw from mid lip to ear became numb after 5th day. I had taken 10 of the 28 pills prescribed Also had numbness in left foot that would migrate up leg. It's been 2 weeks since I stopped taking ceftin and I still have symptoms of numbness. F 68 7 days
500mg 2X D
 3  Sinus Infection Underarm swelling and pain. Swelling and pain behind ears neck and head. Nausea. I had to stop taking the medication on day six when the side effects became too painful. My sinus infection was clearing but i was afraid of the side effects. I also have Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia. F 68 6 days
250mg 1X D
 1  Pneumonia/Low Respiratory Infection Nausea, vomiting, frequent bowel movements more than normal, aches, loss of appetite Given to me from the ER. I only took it twice for one day and it was hell on earth. Immediately hours after taking each dose, I experienced horrible nausea and vomiting each time (I ate crackers and it didnít help). Wanted to see if others experienced horrible side effects too and found this page. Not continuing the rest of the dosage. Not worth it at all. I felt like a zombie. Think Iíll just stick to my Z pack. F 27 1 days
 5  Lyme disease Itchy, irritable, 21 nights of nightmares then insomnia. I couldnít take penicillin or minocycline because of life threatening reactions. Lyme disease isnít something to play around with so Iíve muscled through the side effects. Grateful I had an option because the treatment worked. But, I wouldnít recommend Ceftin unless you have no other option. F 36 28 days
 2  strep throat/ pneumonia Constant dizziness, confusing, fatigue. Always dehydrated. Makes me feel depressed. Constant crying over literally nothing. Drowsiness. Increases production of saliva. Makes you feel lifeless. Minor heart burn It REALLY messes up your mental health so I do not recommend this for anything especially with mental health issues. This makes me seriously suicidal. Itís not even helping my sickness and I have to take this for 7 more days :(. The only con is that it doesnít make you feel nauseous if you take it AFTER food. I also didnít get diarrhoea or constipated like a lot of people do on this. F 19 10 days
 1  Sinus & Ear infection Dizzy, Head congestion, headache, tiredness, faint, neck soreness F 18 2 days
 1  Bacterial infection Depressed, crying. Insomnia. Stomach ache. Feel Irritable I And achy. This medication seems too harsh. F 54 14 days

CEFTIN  (CEFUROXIME AXETIL):  Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)