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Cefotetan and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with cefotetan.


Cefotetan Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using cefoTEtan together with ethanol. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking cefoTEtan. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Cefotetan High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

cefotetan - sodium

Parenteral cefotetan disodium contains approximately 80 mg (3.5 mEq) of sodium per each gram of cefotetan activity. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.


  1. (2002) "Product Information. Cefotan (cefotetan)." Stuart Pharmaceuticals

Cefotetan drug interactions

There are 39 drug interactions with cefotetan.

Cefotetan disease interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with cefotetan which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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