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Ceftin




PATIENT INFORMATION

Allergic Reactions

Inform patients that CEFTIN is a cephalosporin that can cause allergic reactions in some individuals [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea

Inform patients that diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibacterials, and it usually ends when the antibacterial is discontinued. Sometimes after starting treatment with antibacterials, patients can develop watery and bloody stools (with or without stomach cramps and fever) even as late as 2 or more months after having taken their last dose of the antibacterial. If this occurs, advise patients to contact their physician as soon as possible.

Phenylketonuria

Inform patients and caregivers that CEFTIN for oral suspension contains phenylalanine (a component of aspartame) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Crushing Tablets

Instruct patients to swallow the tablet whole, without crushing the tablet. Patients who cannot swallow the tablet whole should receive the oral suspension.

Oral Suspension

Instruct patients to shake the oral suspension well before each use, store in the refrigerator, and discard after 10 days. The oral suspension should be taken with food.

Drug Resistance

Inform patients that antibacterial drugs, including CEFTIN, should only be used to treat bacterial infections. They do not treat viral infections (e.g., the common cold). When CEFTIN is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, inform patients that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of therapy may: (1) decrease the effectiveness of the immediate treatment, and (2) increase the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance and will not be treatable by CEFTIN or other antibacterial drugs in the future.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/13/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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