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Cefditoren

Spectracef

CEFDITOREN is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Compare cephalosporin antibiotics.
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Cefditoren Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.

This medicine can interfere with some urine glucose tests. If you use such tests, talk with your health care professional.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare

Allergic reaction, such as, itching, pain, redness, or swelling of eye or eyelid, watering of eyes, troubled breathing or wheezing, severe skin rash or hives, flushing, headache, fever, chills, runny nose, increased sensitivity to sunlight, joint pain, swollen glands

leukopenia, such as, black, tarry stools, chest pain, chills, cough, fever, painful or difficult urination, shortness of breath, sore throat, sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth, swollen glands, unusual bleeding or bruising, unusual tiredness, or weakness

pseudomembranous colitis, such as, abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, bloating, abdominal tenderness, diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody, fever, increased thirst, nausea or vomiting, unusual tiredness or weakness, or unusual weight loss

or thrombocythemia, such as, pain, warmth or burning in fingers, toes, and legs, dizziness, problems with vision or hearing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

Diarrhea

nausea

or vaginal moniliasis, such as, thick whitish discharge from the vagina or cervical canal

Less common

Abdominal pain

Dyspepsia, such as, acid or sour stomach, belching, heartburn, indigestion, or stomach discomfort, upset or pain

or headache

Rare

Abnormal dreams

anorexia, such as, loss of appetite

asthenia, such as, lack or loss of strength

constipation

dizziness

dry mouth

dysgeusia, such as, taste perversion

eructation, such as, belching, bloated full feeling, excess air or gas in stomach

fever

flatulence, such as, passing of gas

fungal infection

gastritis, such as, burning feeling in chest or stomach, tenderness in stomach area, stomach upset, or indigestion

headache

hyperglycemia, such as, blurred vision, dry mouth, fatigue, flushed, dry skin, fruit-like breath odor, increased hunger, increased thirst, increased urination, loss of consciousness, nausea, stomachache, sweating, troubled breathing, unexplained weight loss, vomiting

increased appetite

insomnia, such as, sleeplessness

leukorrhea, such as, increase in amount of clear vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge

mouth ulceration

myalgia, such as, muscle pain

nervousness

oral moniliasis, such as, sore mouth or tongue, white patches in mouth, tongue, or throat

pain

peripheral edema, such as, bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet, rapid weight gain, tingling of hands or feet, unusual weight gain or loss

pharyngitis, such as, body aches or pain, congestion, cough, dryness or soreness of throat, fever, hoarseness, runny nose, tender, swollen glands in neck, trouble in swallowing, or voice changes

pruritus, such as, itching skin

rash

rhinitis, such as, stuffy nose, runny nose, or sneezing

sinusitis, such as, pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones, fever, stuffy or runny nose, headache, cough, shortness of breath or troubled breathing, tightness of chest or wheezing

somnolence, such as, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

stomatitis, such as, swelling or inflammation of the mouth

sweating

urinary frequency

urticaria, such as, hives or welts, itching, redness of skin, or rash

vaginitis

vomiting

or weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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