Drug Interactions With Cefotetan

Before you receive cefotetan, your healthcare provider will need to be aware of your alcohol consumption and any other substances you are taking. For instance, negative drug interactions can occur with cefotetan when this antibiotic is combined with warfarin, birth control pills, or certain other antibiotics. To minimize your risk for complications, tell your healthcare provider about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.

An Overview of Cefotetan Interactions

Cefotetan (Cefotan®) may interact with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can react with cefotetan include but are not limited to: 
 

More Detail on Drug Interactions With Cefotetan

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when cefotetan is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
There have been reports of reactions involving flushing, sweating, headaches, and a rapid heart rate (tachycardia) in people who have consumed alcohol within 72 hours (3 days) of a dose of cefotetan. It is probably best to avoid alcohol for a few days after receiving this medication.
 
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Combining cefotetan with an aminoglycoside antibiotic may increase the risk of kidney damage. Nonetheless, in some very serious situations, such combinations may be used when the possible benefits outweigh the likely risks.

Cefotetan Drug Information

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