What Ceftoril® is and what it is used for?
Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) is a 3rd generation oral cephalosporin used to treat infections such as acute otitis media, Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections, mainly caused by bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This is the only true once daily oral cephalosporin which offers convenience for the patients.
Before you take Ceftoril®
Before using Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten), tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, stomach/intestinal disease (such as colitis).
Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) may interfere with certain lab tests (such as certain urine glucose tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure lab personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.
How to take Ceftoril®?
Take Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) by mouth with or without food, as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
For the best effect, take Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to take Ceftoril® (Ceftibuten) until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Possible side effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Hypersensitivity: Maculopapular rash, Urticaria, Pruritis, Anaphylaxis/angioedema, eosinophilia.
Hematologic: Hypoprothrombinemia, Neutropenia, Leukopenia, Thrombocytopenia.
GI: Diarrhea, C. difficile disease
Renal: Interstitial nephritis
How to store Ceftoril®?
Store at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Do not freeze. Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.