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I have been given a script for cefuroxime axetil every 12

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I have been given a script for cefuroxime axetil every 12 hours for 10 days.
Can I take an antacid when needed? and is this a tolarable antibiotic?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes llast night and I'm on Waffiron (blood thinner)
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: I have been okay except they feel I have had a virus for the past several days, mostly a productive cough with clear white thick mucus
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I get heartburn on occasion Thats why my question about an antacid
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

You can take an antacid as needed with the cefuroxime so long as you wait at least half an hour after taking the antibiotic before you take the antacid so the absorption of the antibiotic won't be compromised

And in general cefuroxime is a very tolerable antibiotic and doesn't cause heartburn

Please let me know if you need any more information