Cefprozil Pharmacology


About Cefprozil
Second Generation Cephalosporin antibiotic, Oral antibiotic.
Mechanism of Action of Cefprozil
Cefprozil is a short acting 2nd generation cephalosporin which exerts its bactericidal action against both gram positive & gram negative organisms by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cefprozil inhibits transpeptidase & thus prevents cross linking of bacterial cell wall.
Pharmacokinets of Cefprozil
Absorption: It is well absorbed after oral administration.
Distribution: Only a very small amount is distributed in protein bound form.
Metabolism: It undergoes metabolism in the liver.
Excretion: Drug and its metabolites are excreted mainly in urine
Onset of Action for Cefprozil
Duration of Action for Cefprozil
Half Life of Cefprozil
Side Effects of Cefprozil
4.Abdominal pain
15.Elevated liver enzymes
17.Decreased leukocyte count

Contra-indications of Cefprozil
1. Hypersensitivity to Cefprozil and other Cephalosporins
Special Precautions while taking Cefprozil
1. Renal impairment
2. Patients sensitive to Penicillin
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Cefprozil
4.Acute Bronchitis
5.Skin infection
7.Otitis media
Interactions for Cefprozil
Typical Dosage for Cefprozil
Pharyngitis, Tonsilitis: 500mg/day for minimum of 10days
Above 12 years: Same as adult dose
2 - 12 years: 7.5mg/kg 2 times daily for 10 days
Otitis media:
Children up to 12years:15mg/kg 2 times daily for 10 days
Bronchitis: 1g/day in 2 divided doses
Skin infection: 500mg/day in 2 divided dose for 10 days
Children 2 - 12 years: 20mg/kg/day for 10days
Schedule of Cefprozil
Storage Requirements for Cefprozil
Store at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children. Protect from heat,light and moisture.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Cefprozil
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Cefprozil
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment. Drug can be removed by haemodialysis.

Home Delivery for Cefprozil in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including cefprozil.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for cefprozil and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for cefprozil may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take cefprozil only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for cefprozil before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for cefprozil with the pharmacy.

Cefprozil is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for cefprozil might be better known than cefprozil itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have cefprozil in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for cefprozil.