Cefuroxime is a relative newcomer to the antibiotic family, having been made available for the first time in 1977. It is used to treat a rogue’s gallery of bacterial infections, including UTIs, meningitis, sepsis, and Lyme disease.
What we like: Cefuroxime is a member of the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. As a second generation cephalosporin, it is less susceptible to producing antibiotic-resistant enzymes.
Flaws: It can produce a fair number of side effects including painful intercourse, headaches, and chills.