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Spectracef Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Spectracef is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Spectracef is used to treats mild-to-moderate bacterial infections of the skin, throat, and respiratory tract. Spectracef is also used for acute flare-ups of chronic bronchitis.

Spectracef Dosage

  • For Acute Flare-ups of Chronic Bronchitis, the usual starting dose is 400 milligrams twice a day for 10 days.
  • For Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, and Skin Infections, the usual starting dose is 200 milligrams twice a day for 10 days.

Uses of Spectracef

  • Spectracef is used to treats mild-to-moderate bacterial infections of the skin, throat, and respiratory tract.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Spectracef

Before taken Spectracef medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Spectracef. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vaginal infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Spectracef:

  • Spectracef should be used only for short-term treatment. If you are taking Spectracef for too long could lead to a deficiency of the amino acid carnitine. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • If you are using Cephalosporin antibiotics such as Spectracef, then it could interfere with blood clotting. Especially at risk are people who have kidney or liver problems, are undernourished, or long-term antibiotic treatment.
  • Repeated use of Spectracef may result in an overgrowth of bacteria that do not respond to Spectracef and can cause a secondary infection. So you should take Spectracef only when directed to do so by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Spectracef with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Spectracef with the following:

  • Antacids such as Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox
  • Blood thinners such as warfarin
  • Probenecid
  • Ulcer drugs known as H2 blockers such as famotidine
Overdose

No specific information is available, an overdose of cephalosporin. But after taken Spectracef if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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