Ceftibuten capsules or oral liquid are prescribed to help treat certain bacterial infections. This antibiotic is taken once daily, and works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Most people who take ceftibuten tolerate it fairly well; however, side effects are possible and include headaches, diarrhea, and nausea.


What Is Ceftibuten?

Ceftibuten (Cedax®) is a prescription cephalosporin antibiotic licensed to treat a number of different infections. It is taken by mouth and is approved for use in adults and children as young as six months old.
(Click What Is Ceftibuten Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, ceftibuten can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes 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 ceftibuten include but are not limited to:
(Click Ceftibuten Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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