Where is Ceftibuten used?

Ceftibuten is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication helps kill the bacteria and preventing them to grow. However, this will not work for flu, colds, or other virus infections. This is only for bacterial infections and not for viral infections.

This medicine is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. This has been already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How does Ceftibuten work?

Ceftibuten exerts bactericidal movement by inhibiting cross-linking of the peptidoglycan and interfering with bacterial cell wall synthesis. The cephalosporins are also supposed to play a role in the stimulation of bacterial cell autolysins which might contribute to bacterial cell lysis.

How is Ceftibuten taken?

Ceftibuten is to be taken by mouth, usually taken once a day for about 10 days. Each dose can be taken with or without food.  Take this medication exactly as directed. Do not take less or more of it or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor. You must begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with this medication. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor right away.

If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If you often missed a dose, call your doctor for further information.

What are the possible side effects of Ceftibuten?

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain or upset
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Tired feeling
  • Stiff or tight muscles
  • Numbness or tingly feeling
  • Irritability
  • Feeling agitated
  • Hyperactivity
  • Restlessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Stuffy nose
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)

Call your doctor right away if these side effects happen:

  • Dark urine
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Yellowing eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Black Stools
  • Changes in the amount of urine
  • Joint pain

What are the precautions in taking Ceftibuten?

  • Before taking this medication, inform your doctor if you have any medical history, current treatments, or any allergies.
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant, pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.
  •  Do not use this past the expiration date.
  • This medication may contain sugar. Caution is advised in people with diabetes.
  • You should not share this with others who have the same condition as yours.
  • Let your doctor know if you have or have ever had the gastrointestinal disease, especially colitis, or kidney disease.
  • Drug interactions might change how your medicines work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This does not have all possible interactions. Have a list of all the products you use including prescription, non-prescription drugs, or herbal products, and share it with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop, start, or change the dose of any medications without approval from your doctor.
  • If there is an allergic reaction or overdose, call for medical help right away.
  • Continue your normal diet if you have any unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children or pets.