Cefuroxime

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid strengths
125mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give the injection as a first line alternative to administration via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Injection (powder for reconstitution)
Note
Sachets containing 125mg per sachet are available. These contain the same preparation as the suspension. Each sachet should be mixed with 10mL of water immediately prior to administration.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Cefuroxime
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.