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Spectracef Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- What are the possible side effects of cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- How should I take cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Spectracef)?
- What happens if I overdose (Spectracef)?
- What should I avoid while taking cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- What other drugs will affect cefditoren (Spectracef)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Spectracef)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Spectracef)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking cefditoren (Spectracef)?
Avoid taking cefditoren at the same time that you take any type of antacid or stomach acid reducer.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect cefditoren (Spectracef)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); or
- a medication to reduce stomach acid such as antacids, or cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), omeprazole (Prilosec), ranitidine (Zantac), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cefditoren. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about cefditoren.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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