Cefmetazole Side Effects
Applies to cefmetazole: injectable powder for injection, intravenous solution
Cefmetazole has been generally well tolerated. In large studies only 2% to 4% of patients reported side effects.[Ref]
Rare cases of cholestatic jaundice have been reported.
A case of occupational contact dermatitis due to cephalosporin allergy has been reported in a nurse who prepared cephalosporin solutions for administration to patients. The dermatitis resolved after the nurse stopped preparing the solutions.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have included rare reports of a rash (less than 1% of patients).[Ref]
Although mild, insignificant hypoprothrombinemia has been reported. However, no clinically significant hemorrhage or increased bleeding times have been documented.[Ref]
Other side effects have included a possible overestimation of urine glucose by the copper reduction method of urine dipstick analysis (Clinitest).[Ref]
The use of glucose oxidase methods (e.g.,Testape, Keto-Diastix, and Chemstrip) to measure urine glucose is recommended during therapy.[Ref]
Renal side effects have included reports of new or worsened renal insufficiency. These were difficult to interpret due to underlying diseases and concomitant therapy.[Ref]
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