Cefotetan

Cefotetan treats several types of infections. Diarrhea is a common problem caused by antibiotics. If diarrhea is severe or lasts more than 2 or 3 days, contact your doctor.

Cefotetan Overview

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Cefotetan is a prescription medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, skin, female reproductive organs, bones, joints, and stomach. Cefotetan is also used before surgery to prevent infections. Cefotetan belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. These work to kill bacteria.

This medication comes in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) or can be injected into the muscle (IM).

Common side effects of cefotetan include nausea and diarrhea.

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  • Other
  • Abscess
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bacteroides Infections
  • Bites, Human
  • Bone Diseases, Infectious
  • Escherichia Coli Infections
  • Genital Diseases, Female
  • Haemophilus Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Peritonitis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Proteus Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Septicemia
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
  • Soft Tissue Infections
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infections

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Cefotetan Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Cefotetan

Cefotetan is a prescription medication used to treat infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, skin, female reproductive organs, bones, joints, and stomach. Cefotetan is also used before surgery to prevent infections.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Cefotetan Brand Names

Cefotetan may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Cefotetan Drug Class

Cefotetan is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Cefotetan

Serious side effects have been reported with cefotetan. See the "Cefotetan Precautions" section.

Common side effects of cefotetan include:

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • rash
  • itching
  • redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site

This is not a complete list of cefotetan side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.