Cefzil

Cefzil is an antibiotic and treats infection. Finish taking all of your medication. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Cefzil Overview

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Cefzil is a prescription medication used to treat bacteria infections, such as bronchitis and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, and skin. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics, which work by stopping the growth of bacteria in the body.

Cefzil comes in tablet and oral suspension (liquid) forms. It is usually taken once or twice daily for 10 days. Cefzil can be taken with or without food.

Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cefzil may cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.

*Brand name Cefzil products are no longer available. Generic versions are made available by several manufacturers.

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What are you taking Cefzil for?

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  • Other
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Otitis Media
  • Pharyngitis
  • Proteus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections

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Uses of Cefzil

Cefzil is a prescription medication used to treat bacteria infections, such as bronchitis and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, and skin. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Cefzil Drug Class

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Side Effects of Cefzil

Common side effects include:

  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • dizziness

This is not a complete list of Cefzil side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.