Ceftibuten is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Ceftibuten is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

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  • Cedax
  • Rare
    Burning while urinating
    confusion
    decreased urination
    difficult or labored breathing
    difficult or painful urination
    dizziness
    dry mouth
    fainting
    fever
    increase in heart rate
    lightheadedness
    rapid breathing
    shortness of breath
    sunken eyes
    thirst
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    wheezing
    wrinkled skin
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness
    back, leg, or stomach pains
    bleeding gums
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    bloating
    bloody or cloudy urine
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    chest pain
    chills
    clay-colored stools
    cloudy urine
    cough or hoarseness
    coughing up blood
    dark urine
    decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
    diarrhea
    diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
    difficulty with breathing or swallowing
    fast heartbeat
    feeling of discomfort
    feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
    feeling that others can hear your thoughts
    feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
    fever with or without chills
    general body swelling
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    high fever
    hives
    increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
    increased thirst
    inflammation of the joints
    itching
    joint or muscle pain
    loss of appetite
    lower back or side pain
    muscle aches
    nausea or vomiting
    noisy breathing
    nosebleeds
    pain
    pale skin
    paralysis
    problems with speech or speaking
    prolonged bleeding from cuts
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    red or black, tarry stools
    red or dark brown urine
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    seizures
    severe mood or mental changes
    skin rash
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    swollen lymph glands
    swollen or painful glands
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual behavior
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual weight loss
    vomiting of blood
    wheezing
    yellowing of the eyes or skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ceftibuten may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    heartburn
    indigestion
    loose stools
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    Rare
    Agitation
    bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
    bloated, full feeling
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    change in taste
    constipation
    cracks in the skin at the corners of the mouth
    dry mouth
    excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    feeling unusually cold
    full feeling
    headache
    hives or welts
    increase in the body movements
    irritability
    itching of the vagina or genital area
    pain during sexual intercourse
    passing gas
    redness of the skin
    shivering
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    sleeplessness
    soreness or redness around the fingernails and toenails
    stuffy nose
    thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
    trouble with sleeping
    unable to sleep
    weight loss
  • (oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution)
  • Bacterial Infection

    Treating certain bacterial infections. It may be used in combination with other medicines to treat acne or certain amoeba infections. It may be used to prevent certain types of malaria in travelers who will be visiting malaria-infected areas for less than 4 months. It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Doryx delayed-release capsules are a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by slowing the growth of bacteria. Slowing the bacteria's growth allows the body's immune system to destroy the bacteria.