Cefditoren

Description

Cefditoren is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for the treatment of mild to moderate bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections caused by the susceptible strains of the bacteria. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of common cold, flu or viral infections. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cefditoren

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Heart burn
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fever

Uses of Cefditoren

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Skin and Skin Structure Infection
Read More
Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1.5 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to cefditoren, any other beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Carnitine deficiency

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with carnitine deficiency (a rare metabolic disorder in which the body cannot process fats into energy) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Milk protein hypersensitivity

Some formulation of this medicine contains a milk protein as an excipient. Hence, it is not recommended for use in patients with milk protein hypersensitivity due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Carninitine deficiency

This medicine should be used with caution, since it may increase the risk of carnitine deficiency (a rare metabolic disorder in which the body cannot process fats into energy) upon prolonged use.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Live cholera vaccine

Furosemide

Chloramphenicol

Ethinyl Estradiol

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder or a family history of seizures due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Therapy should be discontinued if the patient experiences a seizure episode due to this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures and/or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or immediately after food, as instructed by your doctor. Do not consume in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H1

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2001/21222lbl.pdf

Cefditoren: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605003.html

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.glowm.com/resources/glowm/cd/pages/drugs/c025.html

How will this medicine affect me?

Consult top doctors online and get an answer now
Chat now
Chat now

Looking for a doctor?

Book an appointment with the top doctors near you
Book now
Book now
Something doesn’t feel right?
Report an error

Information on this page was last updated on 21 May 2019

Disclaimer

We’ve made all possible efforts to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, however, it should not be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Practo only provides reference source for common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. The absence of a warning for any drug or combination thereof, should not be assumed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Practo does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information provided above. If you have any doubts about your medication then we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor, nurse or healthcare provider. See detailed T&C here.