The dose of Cefotan your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
- The type and severity of the infection being treated
- How well your kidneys are functioning
- Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Cefotan Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Cefotan can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Cefotan include but are not limited to:
- Allergic reactions (usually an itchy rash)
- Digestive side effects, such as diarrhea.
(Click Cefotan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Cefotan may react with a number of other medicines (see Cefotan Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- An allergy to cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotics
- Any other allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Cefotan and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Cefotan and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Cefotan Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)