Vantin

Dosing Information

The dose of Vantin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Vantin Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Vantin

Just like any medicine, Vantin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes 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 Vantin include but are not limited to:
   
(Click Vantin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Vantin may react with a number of other medicines (see Vantin Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver 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:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Vantin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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