Cefotan Drug Interactions
Using Cefotan may lead to problems in people who also drink alcohol or are taking certain other medications. Warfarin, birth control pills, and certain other antibiotics are some of the products that may cause interactions when used with Cefotan. You can reduce your risk by telling your healthcare provider about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Cefotan® (cefotetan) may react with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can interact with Cefotan include but are not limited to:Alcohol
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics, such as:
- Amikacin (Amikin®)
- Kanamycin (Kantrex®)
- Neomycin (Neo-Fradin®)
- Birth control pills
- Oral typhoid vaccine
- Probenecid (Benuryl™)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
There have been reports of reactions involving flushing, sweating, headaches, and a rapid heart rate (tachycardia) in people who have consumed alcohol within 72 hours (3 days) of a dose of Cefotan. It is probably best to avoid alcohol for a few days after receiving this medication.
Aminoglycoside AntibioticsCombining Cefotan with an aminoglycoside antibiotic may increase the risk of kidney damage. Nonetheless, in some very serious situations, such combinations may be used when the possible benefits outweigh the likely risks.