The dose of Ancef your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
- Your age
- Your weight
- The type and seriousness of the infection being treated
- How well your kidneys are functioning.
- Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Ancef Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Ancef 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 Ancef include but are not limited to:
- Allergic reactions (usually an itchy rash)
- Digestive side effects like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
(Click Ancef Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Ancef may react with a few other medicines (see Ancef Drug Interactions).