Also Known As: Ceftin, Cefuroxime, Kefurox, Zinnat, Supacef
Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that has been widely available in the USA as Ceftin since 1977. GlaxoSmithKline sells the antibiotic in the United Kingdom (and other countries, such as Australia, Turkey, Israel, Bangladesh, Thailand, Hungary and Poland) under the name Zinnat.
As for the other cephalosporins, although as a second-generation it is less susceptible to beta-lactamase and so may have greater activity against Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Lyme disease. Unlike other second generation cephalosporins, cefuroxime can cross the blood-brain-barrier.