Generic Name: Cefditoren (sef de TOR en)
Brand Name: Spectracef
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 17, 2019.
Uses of Spectracef:
- It is used to treat bacterial infections.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Spectracef?
- If you have an allergy to cefditoren or any other part of Spectracef (cefditoren).
- If you are allergic to milk, talk with the doctor.
- If you have low carnitine levels.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Spectracef (cefditoren).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Spectracef (cefditoren) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Spectracef?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Spectracef (cefditoren). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on Spectracef (cefditoren) for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes) and test your urine glucose, talk with your doctor to find out which tests are best to use.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Spectracef (cefditoren).
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- If you are 65 or older, use Spectracef (cefditoren) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Do not give to a child younger than 12 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Spectracef (cefditoren) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Spectracef) best taken?
Use Spectracef (cefditoren) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep taking Spectracef (cefditoren) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Take Spectracef (cefditoren) with food.
- Do not take antacids within 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking Spectracef (cefditoren).
- Do not take cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine, or ranitidine at the same time as Spectracef (cefditoren). Talk with your doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Fever or chills.
- Sore throat.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Vaginal itching or discharge.
- Diarrhea is common with antibiotics. Rarely, a severe form called C diff–associated diarrhea (CDAD) may happen. Sometimes, this has led to a deadly bowel problem (colitis). CDAD may happen during or a few months after taking antibiotics. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain, cramps, or very loose, watery, or bloody stools. Check with your doctor before treating diarrhea.
What are some other side effects of Spectracef?
- Upset stomach.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Spectracef?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Spectracef (cefditoren), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: third generation cephalosporins