Cefprozil is an antibiotic use to treat infections such as tonsillitis, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia or skin infections. This drug should not be used by those with allergies to the cephalosporin antibiotics. You should also consult with your pharmacist or physician if you are allergic to penicillin before taking this medication. This medication contains phenylalanine; caution is warranted for phenylketonuric patients. This medication has been known to falsely wshow glucose (sugar) in the urine. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This medication should be taken for the full period prescribed. Even if you feel better after a day or two of medication, the full prescription should be taken to fully cure the infection.
Nephrotoxicity has been reported following concomitant administration of aminoglycoside antibiotics and cephalosporin antibiotics. Concomitant administration of probenecid doubled the AUC for cefprozil.
The bioavailability of the capsule formulation of cefprozil was not affected when administered 5 minutes following an antacid.
Cefprozil is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.