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CeftibutenGeneric Cedax
CEFTIBUTEN 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.
Prescription Settings
10 capsules
10 capsules

Ceftibuten Side Effects

What should I watch for?

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

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.

If you have diabetes, you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care professional.


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:


Burning while urinating


decreased urination

difficult or labored breathing

difficult or painful urination


dry mouth



increase in heart rate


rapid breathing

shortness of breath

sunken eyes


tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness


wrinkled skin

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness

back, leg, or stomach pains

bleeding gums

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin


bloody or cloudy urine

bloody, black, or tarry stools

chest pain


clay-colored stools

cloudy urine

cough or hoarseness

coughing up blood

dark urine

decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability


diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

fast heartbeat

feeling of discomfort

feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior

feeling that others can hear your thoughts

feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there

fever with or without chills

general body swelling

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

high fever


increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding

increased thirst

inflammation of the joints


joint or muscle pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

muscle aches

nausea or vomiting

noisy breathing



pale skin


problems with speech or speaking

prolonged bleeding from cuts

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

red or black, tarry stools

red or dark brown urine

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes


severe mood or mental changes

skin rash

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sudden decrease in the amount of urine

swollen lymph glands

swollen or painful glands

unpleasant breath odor

unusual behavior

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual weight loss

vomiting of blood


yellowing of the eyes or skin

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:

Less common

Acid or sour stomach




loose stools

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain



bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

bloated, full feeling

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in taste


cracks in the skin at the corners of the mouth

dry mouth

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

feeling unusually cold

full feeling


hives or welts

increase in the body movements


itching of the vagina or genital area

pain during sexual intercourse

passing gas

redness of the skin


sleepiness or unusual drowsiness


soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails

stuffy nose

thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

trouble with sleeping

unable to sleep

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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