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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.

An Overview of Interactions With Cefotan

Cefotan® (cefotetan) may react with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can interact with Cefotan include but are not limited to:

Cefotan Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative ractions that can occur when Cefotan is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
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 Antibiotics
Combining 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.
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