A type of cephalosporin antibiotic, cefprozil (Cefzil®) comes in the form of a tablet and an oral suspension (liquid). This prescription medicine is taken once or twice a day. It is prescribed to treat a number of different bacterial infections, such as strep throat, ear infections, and sinus infections, just to name a few.
Brand-name cefprozil (sold under the name Cefzil) was made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, but is no longer made. However, generic versions are still available and are made by various manufacturers.
Generic cefprozil is available in the following forms and strengths:
Cefprozil 250 mg tablets
Cefprozil 500 mg tablets
Cefprozil 125 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension
Cefprozil 250 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension.
All of the generic versions of cefprozil currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Cefzil.
(Click Generic Cefzil to learn about the generic versions of cefprozil, including details on who makes these products and whether they are as good as the brand-name drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed October 10, 2012.
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