Drug ID: 3d00000048
Drug Name: Cefditoren
Generic Names: Cilacar (20mg) | Spectoren | Cefforen (200mg | Cefditran | Cefdicare (200mg) | Torocef -O | Taxitorin (200mg) | Ceftorin (200mg) | Spectracef
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 200mg two times per day.
Recommended In: This medication is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Dosage Forms: Tablet
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal - Constipation, flatulence, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal disorder, taste perversion, mouth infection and increased appetite.
Skin - Rash, sweating, and hives.
Central Nervous System - Weakness, nervousness, drowsiness, dizziness and sleeplessness.
Miscellaneous - Fever, swelling in the face, pain, mouth ulcer, white discharge and vaginal infection.
In Case of Overdose: Information on cefditoren pivoxil overdosage in humans is not available. However, with other ?-lactam antibiotics, adverse effects following overdosage have included nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhea, and convulsions. Hemodialysis may aid in the removal of cefditoren from the body, particularly if renal function is compromised (30% reduction of plasma concentrations following 4 hours of hemodialysis). Treat overdosage symptomatically and institute supportive measures as required.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bowel problems, blood clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, decreased muscle mass, poor nutrition, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Patient may develop with stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Monitor sugar level regularly.
Contraindicated in patients with carnitine deficiency, and hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that decrease stomach acid (e.g., antacids, H2 blockers such as ranitidine), live bacterial vaccines, probenecid, warfarin.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including Coombs' test, certain urine glucose tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.