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 attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

    Common side effects of cefetamet

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Cefetamet

    • ₹52
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹53 to ₹107
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹132 to ₹255
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefetamet

    • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
    • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
    • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefetamet immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
    • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)