Cephalosporins are a group of antibiotics used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. These may include infections of the lung, urine, skin and soft tissue.
Examples of Cephalosporins include:
Some common side effects that you may experience include:
Taking the medication with food may reduce these symptoms.
Some rare but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Cephalosporins can affect the levels of other medications in your body. Do let your doctor know what other medications, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal products you are taking before starting on your antibiotic.
Take these medications 2 hours apart from probiotics.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Antibiotic powders that have been reconstituted may have different storage conditions. Follow the instructions as stated on the label or as advised by your healthcare professional. Discard any unused portion after the duration stated on the label.
Please return any unused or expired antibiotics to the pharmacy where you received it from.