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Cefetamet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever

How it 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

Headache, Nausea, Allergic reaction, Itching, Vomiting, Fever, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Seek medical attention if you have or have had any liver or kidney disease, diarrhea or intestinal inflammation.
  • Consult your doctor before taking cefetamet if you have experienced severe allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to cephalosporins, cefetamet or its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)