Ancef Side Effects
Although there are no specific details on how often side effects occur with Ancef, this medication can potentially cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal (stomach) cramps. In most cases, people tend to tolerate this medicine well. However, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as seizures, bloody diarrhea, or difficulty breathing.
Just like any medicine, Ancef® (cefazolin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Ancef. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
For most newer medications, the prescribing information provides highly detailed information on potential side effects, carefully describing the exact percentages of people who developed each side effect during clinical studies. However, the same is not true for older medications; the prescribing information for most older medications, including Ancef, includes only vague information about potential side effects, with no exact percentages.
Some of the possible bothersome but not usually dangerous side effects of Ancef include:
- Abdominal (stomach) cramps.