Information about Ceftibuten

Ceftibuten Uses

Ceftibuten is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Ceftibuten works

Ceftibuten 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 Ceftibuten

Diarrhea, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain
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Available Medicine for Ceftibuten

ProcadaxFulford India Ltd
3491 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ceftibuten

  • Your doctor has prescribed Ceftibuten 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 Ceftibuten 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 Ceftibuten as it may cause increased side effects.

Frequently asked questions for Ceftibuten

Ceftibuten

Q. What should I inform my doctor before taking Ceftibuten?

Before taking Ceftibuten, inform your doctor if you have or ever had any problems related to your stomach such as colitis or kidneys (like, if you are on dialysis). Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are planning a baby, tell your doctor before taking Ceftibuten to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Ceftibuten safe to use?

Ceftibuten is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can Ceftibuten cause diarrhea?

Yes, Ceftibuten can cause diarrhea. Ceftibuten is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Is Ceftibuten an antibiotic?

Yes, Ceftibuten is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. I feel better now. Can I stop taking Ceftibuten?

No, do not stop taking Ceftibuten before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.

Q. How long does Ceftibuten take to work?

Usually, Ceftibuten 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 Ceftibuten?

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.

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