Spectracef 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.
This medicine can interfere with some urine glucose tests. If you use such tests, talk with your 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:
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
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:
or vaginal moniliasis, such as, thick whitish discharge from the vagina or cervical canal
anorexia, such as, loss of appetite
asthenia, such as, lack or loss of strength
dysgeusia, such as, taste perversion
eructation, such as, belching, bloated full feeling, excess air or gas in stomach
gastritis, such as, burning feeling in chest or stomach, tenderness in stomach area, stomach upset, or indigestion
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
leukorrhea, such as, increase in amount of clear vaginal discharge, white vaginal discharge
myalgia, such as, muscle pain
oral moniliasis, such as, sore mouth or tongue, white patches in mouth, tongue, or throat
pruritus, such as, itching skin
somnolence, such as, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
stomatitis, such as, swelling or inflammation of the mouth
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.