Zinnat is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, including respiratory tract
infections such as tonsillitis and pharyngitis (infections of the throat), urinary tract infections
(infections of the structures that carry urine), skin infections, soft-tissue infections (infections of
tissues just below the skin) and Lyme disease (bacterial infection transmitted to humans by infected
The active substance, cefuroxime axetil, belongs to the group ‘cephalosporins’. It works by attaching to
proteins on the surface of bacteria. This prevents the bacteria from building their cell walls, and
eventually kills them.