Information about cefuroxime axetil during pregnancy

Cefuroxime axetil is used to treat infections of both the upper and lower respiratory tract. It is also used to treat UTIs and gonococcal infections. Since you mentioned the word 'drink', I'm presuming you are talking about a cough syrup which would indicate that you are using it for a respiratory infection. In such a case, I would suggest that you first try to treat your infection using natural methods as many medications can have an adverse effect on both you and your baby. Before you start any treatment, make sure that you consult your doctor. You can also ask your doctor for a prescription drug that has been proven to be safe for pregnant women.

Cefuroxime axetil can cause Anaphylaxis, nausea and elevation of liver enzymes. In addition to this, its effects on pregnancy has not yet been studied and established. Although it has been tested on mice with absolutely lesser side effects, animal reproduction studies do not always replicate human response. Therefore it is unwise to use this medication unless absolutely necessary. If your obstetrician recommends it, you should get a second opinion before you go ahead with it. Traces of Cefuroxime axetil will also be present in breast milk and so it is recommended that you do not have this medication while lactating either or it will pass on to your baby. The effects of Cefuroxime axetil on new born babies and infants have not been verified.

If you have a mild throat infection, you can gargle with a warm salt water solution every three hours. Salt has natural antiseptic properties that will help to fight the infection and so and your infection should clear up in a day or two. You also have a mixture of onion juice and honey which will help to clear the infection and soothe your throat.

answered by M W

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