Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Cefzil
Generic Name: cefprozil (Pronunciation: sef PROE zil)
What is cefprozil (Cefzil)?
Cefprozil is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Cefprozil may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cefprozil 250 mg-APO
oblong, orange, imprinted with APO, CPZ 250
Cefprozil 250 mg-TEV
round, orange, imprinted with 93, 1077
Cefprozil 500 mg-APO
oblong, white, imprinted with APO, CPZ 500
Cefprozil 500 mg-TEV
oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 1078
Cefzil 250 mg
oblong, peach, imprinted with 250, 7720
Cefzil 500 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with 500, 7721
What are the possible side effects of cefprozil (Cefzil)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about cefprozil (Cefzil)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefprozil, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillins). Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or a history of intestinal problems.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefprozil will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
The cefprozil suspension (liquid) may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of cefprozil if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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