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Gastrointestinal Symptoms of pseudomembranous colitis may appear either during or after antibiotic treatment. Nausea and vomiting have been reported rarely. As with some penicillins and some other cephalosporins, transient hepatitis and cholestatic jaundice have been reported rarely.
Hypersensitivity Anaphylaxis, maculopapular rash, urticaria, eosinophilia, and drug fever have been reported. These reactions are more likely to occur in patients with a history of allergy, particularly to penicillin.
Blood Thrombocytopenia has been reported rarely. Neutropenia has been reported, especially in long courses of treatment. Some individuals have developed positive direct Coombs' tests during treatment with the cephalosporin antibiotics.
Kidney Decreased creatinine clearance has been reported in patients with prior renal impairment. As with some other cephalosporins, transitory elevations of BUN have occasionally been observed with Mandol (cefamandole) ; their frequency increases in patients over 50 years of age. In some of these cases, there was also a mild increase in serum creatinine.
Read the Mandol (cefamandole) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
Additional Mandol Information
- Mandol Drug Interactions Center: cefamandole inj
- Mandol Side Effects Center
- Mandol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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