Information about Cefetamet

Cefetamet Uses

Cefetamet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefetamet works

Cefetamet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Common side effects of Cefetamet

Nausea, Diarrhea, Allergic reaction, Rash
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Available Medicine for Cefetamet

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PryzmTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Expert advice for Cefetamet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefetamet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Cefetamet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefetamet as it may cause increased side effects.

Frequently asked questions for Cefetamet


Q. Is Cefetamet effective?

Cefetamet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cefetamet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Cefetamet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefetamet can cause diarrhea. Cefetamet is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria, but it can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Is Cefetamet safe?

Cefetamet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Cefetamet?

If you forget a dose of Cefetamet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. How long does Cefetamet take to work?

Usually, Cefetamet starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefetamet?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefetamet when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefetamet before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. Still, you need to take this medicine for the prescribed duration to gain maximum benefit from it.


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