cefprozil, Cefzil (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: Small amounts of cefprozil are secreted in breast milk, but the effect on the infant is unknown.

SIDE EFFECTS: Cefprozil is generally well tolerated. The most common side effects are diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, rash and headache. Rare side effects include abnormal liver tests and allergic reactions. Like most antibiotics cefprozil may cause a condition called pseudomembranous colitis, a potentially serious bacterial infection of the colon. Persons with phenylketonuria should be advised that the suspension contains phenylalanine.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2009

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