Mefoxin Side Effects

As an older medication, Mefoxin only has vague side effect information available. However, some of the potential side effects of this drug may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is also possible to develop serious problems with this medicine. You may need medical treatment if you experience bloody diarrhea, seizures, or breathing problems.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Mefoxin

Just like any medicine, Mefoxin® (cefoxitin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses 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 Mefoxin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Mefoxin

For newer medications, the prescribing information carefully describes the exact side effects that occurred in clinical trials and provides actual percentages for such side effects. However, for older medications, including Mefoxin, only vague information is available on the potential side effects.
Based on available information, some of the common Mefoxin side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Worsening of myasthenia gravis, in people who have this medical condition
  • Anemia or low blood cell counts of various types of blood cells, such as white blood cells
  • Temporary increases in liver enzymes (found using a standard blood test)
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Decreased kidney function.

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