Cedax

(ceftibuten)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Cedax (ceftibuten) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to finish the full course of treatment.

Quick facts about Cedax
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ceftibuten)
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Upsides

  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available as a pill or liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) is available as a generic.

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Downsides

  • Cedax (ceftibuten) can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Cedax (ceftibuten) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're taking the liquid suspension and you have diabetes, you will need to watch your blood sugar closely. You must take it 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal.

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How it works

Cedax (ceftibuten) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interrupting production of its cell wall.

Quick facts about Cedax
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ceftibuten)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Cedax (ceftibuten) for Bacterial infections

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Side effect rates for Cedax (ceftibuten)

From 1092 clinical trials of Cedax when taken for bacterial infections
  • Nausea
  • Abnormal changes in kidney function
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Abrnormal changes in laboratory blood test
  • Abnormal changes in kidney function
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Risks and Warnings for Cedax (ceftibuten)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Kidney problems
    • Kidney disease
    • Hemodialysis

    Cedax (ceftibuten)'s dose will need to be lowered in those with lower kidney function. If you have a history of kidney problems, talk to your doctor to see if a different medicine might be better for you.

Common concerns from people taking Cedax (ceftibuten)

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Food
  • Take the pill with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Cedax (ceftibuten) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
Kidneys and liver
  • Cedax (ceftibuten)'s dose will need to be lowered in those with lower kidney function. If you have a history of kidney problems, talk to your doctor to see if a different medicine might be better for you.