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.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed September 27, 2012.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed September 27, 2012.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind.
Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click