Spectracef (Cefditoren Pivoxil)
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Cefditoren Pivoxil Information
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Before taking cefditoren,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to cefditoren; other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor, cefadroxil cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol), cefdinir, cefepime (Maxipime), cefixime (Suprax), cefotaxime (Claforan), cefotetan, cefoxitin (Mefoxin), cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftaroline (Teflaro), ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, in Avycaz), ceftibuten (Cedax), ceftriaxone (Rocephin), cefuroxime (Zinacef) and cephalexin (Keflex); penicillin antibiotics; or any other medications. Also tell your doctor if you are allergic to milk protein, or any of the other ingredients in cefditoren tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, others); anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); medications that block stomach acid such as cimetidine , famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac); medications that decrease stomach acid such as dexlansoprazole (Dexilant), esomeprazole (Nexium, in Vimvo), lansoprazole (Prevacid, in Prevpac), omeprazole (Prilosec, in Zegerid), pantoprazole (Protonix), and rabeprazole (Aciphex); or probenecid (Probalan). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have carnitine deficiency (a rare condition in which the body does not have enough of a certain substance that is needed for energy production). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take cefditoren.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking cefditoren, call your doctor.
- stomach pain
- swelling, redness, irritation, burning, or itching of the vagina
- white vaginal discharge
- watery or bloody stools, stomach cramps, or fever during treatment or for up to two or more months after stopping treatment
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- closing of the throat
- a return of fever, sore throat, chills, or other signs of infection