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Cedax Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- What are the possible side effects of ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- How should I take ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cedax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cedax)?
- What should I avoid while taking ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- What other drugs will affect ceftibuten (Cedax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ceftibuten (Cedax)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to ceftibuten or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:
- cefaclor (Raniclor);
- cefadroxil (Duricef);
- cefazolin (Ancef);
- cefdinir (Omnicef);
- cefditoren (Spectracef);
- cefpodoxime (Vantin);
- cefprozil (Cefzil);
- cefuroxime (Ceftin);
- cephalexin (Keflex); or
- cephradine (Velosef).
Before taking ceftibuten, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillins) or if you have.
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or
- a history of intestinal problems, such as colitis.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether ceftibuten passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The ceftibuten suspension (liquid) contains sucrose. Talk to your doctor before using this form of ceftibuten if you have diabetes.
How should I take ceftibuten (Cedax)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Ceftibuten oral liquid should be taken at least 2 hours before or 1 hour after eating a meal.
This medication can cause you to have false results with certain medical tests, including urine glucose (sugar) tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using ceftibuten.
Take ceftibuten for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Ceftibuten will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Store ceftibuten oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused medication that is older than 14 days.
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