• Bacterial infections

Cefprozil Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Cefprozil 250mg, 500mg; tabs.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Contact supplier.

Cefprozil Indications


Susceptible mild to moderate infections, including pharyngitis/tonsillitis, secondary bacterial infection of acute bronchitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, acute sinusitis, skin and skin structure, otitis media.

Cefprozil Dosage and Administration


≥13yrs: Pharyngitis/tonsillitis: 500mg every 24hrs. Acute sinusitis: 250mg (mild) or 500mg (moderate to severe) every 12hrs. Bronchitis: 500mg every 12hrs. Skin and skin structure: 250mg every 12hrs or 500mg every 12–24hrs. All: for 10 days. CrCl<30mL/min: 50% of standard dose.


Otitis media: <6 months: not recommended; 6 months to 12yrs: 15mg/kg every 12hrs. Acute sinusitis: <6 months: not recommended; 6months to 12yrs: 7.5mg/kg (mild) or 15mg/kg (moderate to severe) every 12hrs. Pharyngitis/tonsillitis: <2yrs: not recommended; 2–12yrs: 7.5mg/kg every 12hrs. Skin and skin structure: <2yrs: not recommended; 2–12yrs: 20mg/kg every 24hrs. All: for 10 days.

Cefprozil Contraindications

Not Applicable

Cefprozil Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Cefprozil Warnings/Precautions


Penicillin or other allergy. Renal impairment, reduce dose. Monitor renal function. GI disease (esp. colitis). Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Cefprozil Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Cefprozil Interactions


Avoid diuretics, other nephrotoxic drugs, including aminoglycosides. Potentiated by probenecid. May cause false (+) Clinitest.

Cefprozil Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

GI upset, elevated liver enzymes, dizziness.

Cefprozil Clinical Trials

See Literature

Cefprozil Note


Formerly known under the brand name Cefzil.

Cefprozil Patient Counseling

See Literature