A cephalosporin antibiotic, Spectracef (cefuroxime axetil), is available. It functions by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall, ultimately resulting in cell wall rupture and death.Spectracef is used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, skin infections, and upper respiratory infections.Other uses for Spectracef besides those covered in this medication guide are possible.Users of Welzo can use this article for informational purposes to better understand Spectracef.

Health Benefits

Spectracef has the following positive effects on health:s bacterial infections is treateddecreases ear pain and swellingreduces skin sensitivity

Side Effects

Spectracef frequently causes headaches, diarrhea, and upset stomachs as side effects. Allergies and kidney issues could be more severe side effects. If you have an allergy to cefuroxime axetil or any other component of Spectracef, avoid taking it. Before beginning treatment with Spectracef, discuss with your doctor all other medications you are currently taking to prevent any potentially harmful drug interactions.

Unless specifically instructed to do so by a healthcare professional, pregnant women and nursing mothers shouldn't take Spectracef.

Dosage & Administration

There are tablet and suspension forms of Spectracef.Depending on how severe the infection is being treated, an adult should typically take 250 mg to 500 mg twice daily.The dosage for the suspension form is 5–10 mL (250–500 mg) taken twice daily.The course of treatment should last for seven to fourteen days, or as long as your doctor specifies.


Drug interactions could happen when using Spectracef.You should keep a list of all the medications you are taking and give it to your doctor, pharmacist, and other healthcare professionals to help you avoid any potential drug interactions.Without your doctor's approval, never start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications.

Mechanism of Action

Uncertainties remain regarding Spectracef's mode of action.It is believed to function by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall, ultimately leading to cell rupture and death.


Spectracef is quickly absorbed after being taken orally.Within one to two hours, peak concentrations are reached.The medication has a half-life of about 1.5 hours.Spectracef is eliminated through the feces and urine.