Side effect(s) of Ceftizoxime

Review the side-effects of Ceftizoxime as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Pain at injection site, numbness

Pseudomembranous colitis (inflammation of the colon with watery or bloody diarrhea)

Eosinophilia, thrombocytosis

Maculopapular rash, pruritus

Hypersensitivity reactions, elevated temperature.

Other Precautions :

• Contact doctor if you observe bloody or watery stool
• Entire course of the medication should be finished
• Prothrombin activity should be monitored in patients with kidney problems, liver problems, and malnutrition

Drug Name : Ceftizoxime

Ceftizoxime generic Ceftizoxime is active against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and is used in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections , gonorrhea , pelvic inflammatory disease that also has appropriate antichlamydial coverage, intra abdominal infections, septicemia , skin infections , bone and joint infections, and in infections that are resistant to other cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, or penicillins. Ceftizoxime belongs to the third generation cephalosporin antibiotic class. It is resistant to a board spectrum of beta-lactamases. It acts by interfering with the last step (cross-linking of peptidoglycans) of cell wall synthesis in bacteria. This leads to a reduction of cell wall stability and leads to cell lysis. Ceftizoxime sodium is the sodium salt form of ceftizoxime.

Trade Names for Ceftizoxime

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