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.
Cefotetan (Cefotan®) may interact with a few other products. Some of the drugs that can react with cefotetan include but are not limited to:Alcohol
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics, such as:
- Amikacin (Amikin®)
- Kanamycin (Kantrex®)
- Neomycin (Neo-Fradin®)
- Birth control pills
- Oral typhoid vaccine
- Probenecid (Benuryl™)
- Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).
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 AntibioticsCombining 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.