Cefprozil is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Cefprozil is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

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  • Cefzil
  • Less common
    Black, tarry stools
    chest pain
    cough or hoarseness
    fever or chills
    lower back or side pain
    painful or difficult urination
    shortness of breath
    sore throat sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swollen glands
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or tenderness
    bleeding gums
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the urine or stools
    clay-colored stools
    dark urine
    diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
    difficulty with swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    feeling of discomfort
    increased thirst
    inflammation of the joints
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    muscle aches
    nausea or vomiting
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    shortness of breath
    swollen lymph glands
    tightness in the chest
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual weight loss
    vomiting of blood
    watery or bloody diarrhea
    yellow eyes or skin
    Incidence not known
    Back, leg, or stomach pains
    bleeding gums
    bloody or cloudy urine
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
    difficulty with breathing
    fever with or without chills
    general body swelling
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    high fever
    pale skin
    sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    swollen or painful glands
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cefprozil may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Itching or pain of the vagina or genital area
    pain during sexual intercourse
    thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
    hives or welts
    redness of the skin
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    trouble sitting still
    trouble with sleeping
    unable to sleep
  • (oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.