Picocef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g. pneumonia), ear, thr... View More
Uses of Picocef
Side effects of Picocef
How to use Picocef
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Picocef works
Picocef is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to su... View More
What if you forget to take Picocef?
If you miss a dose of Picocef, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
Pharyngitis, Acute otitis media, Lyme disease, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Skin and skin structure infections,Tonsillitis, Respirat... View More
Tab: May be taken with or without food. Oral susp: Should be taken with food. IV Preparation Direct injection: reconstitute in 8 mL (for 750-mg via... View More
Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Maxillary Sinusitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Exacerbation... View More
Children: PO 20–30 mg/kg/day q12h For bone and joint infections, up to 100 mg/kg/day IV, IM 100–150 mg/kg/day q8h
Renal impairment: Patients undergoing haemodialysis should receive an additional 750-mg dose after each dialysis; those undergoing continuous peritoneal... View More
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Mode of Action
Cefuroxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in b... View More
Severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation; hypersensitivity to penicillins. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with caution
>10% Diarrhea (4-11%; depends on duration) 1-10% Decreased hemoglobin or hematocrit (10%),Eosinophilia (7%),Nausea or vomiting (3-7%),Vaginitis (<5... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Available data from published epidemiologic studies, case series, and case reports over several decades in pregnant women have not establishe... View More
May enhance the nephrotoxic effect of strong-acting diuretics (e.g. furosemide) and aminoglycosides. May enhance the effect of oral anticoagulants. May ... View More