Cedax Overdose

Taking too much Cedax (ceftibuten) may lead to seizures, brain problems, or even a coma. The specific effects will depend on how much of the drug was used and whether it was combined with other substances. If you have overdosed on this drug, seek urgent medical care. You may need dialysis or have your stomach pumped to reduce the amount of the medication absorbed into the bloodstream.


Can You Take Too Much Cedax?

Cedax® (ceftibuten) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat strep throat, ear infections, and a few other types of infections. As with any medication, it is possible to take a Cedax overdose. 

The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Cedax dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances. 

Effects of an Overdose

Although there is not much information available about what exactly to expect with a Cedax overdose, some of the possible effects when too much of a cephalosporin antibiotic like Cedax is taken might include:
  • Seizures
  • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Coma
  • Brain problems.
An overdose of Cedax is more likely to cause problems in people who have poorly functioning kidneys, as the kidneys remove this medication from the body. In fact, even normal dosages can cause overdose symptoms in people with kidney disease. This is why it is important for your healthcare provider to adjust your Cedax dosage based on how well your kidneys are functioning.

Treatment for a Cedax Overdose

People who have taken too much Cedax should be kept under close medical supervision to watch for any problems or complications that arise. If the overdose was recent, "pumping the stomach" can help remove the drug from the digestive tract before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Dialysis may also be helpful for removing excess medication from the bloodstream.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on this drug.
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