Cefuroxime is a prescription drug available under the brand names Ceftin and Zinacef. It’s an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as sinus infections, throat infections, Lyme disease, and gonorrhea.
The more common side effects that can occur with use of cefuroxime oral tablet include:
- Jarisch/Herxheimer reaction. This is a short-term reaction seen after antibiotic treatment for certain diseases. Symptoms can include fever, chills, or muscle pain.