Without a Prescription
Cefoperazone will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Cefoperazone is prescribed to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections.
Cefoperazone is a cephalosporin antibiotic.
Cefoperazone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have an unusual or allergic reaction to cefoperazone, other cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotics, foods, dyes or preservatives;
- If you have bleeding problems;
- If you have breast-feeding;
- If you have liver disease;
- If you have pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- If you have stomach or intestinal problems like colitis;
Do not take Cefoperazone with any of the following drugs:
- Certain antibiotics given by injection;
- Blood thinners like heparin, warfarin;
- Agents that dissolve blood clots;
Cefoperazone can interfere with some urine glucose tests. If you use such tests, talk with your health care professional.
Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine and make you feel ill. Avoid alcoholic drinks while you are taking this medicine and for at least 3 days after.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if the diarrhea is severe and watery.
If you are being treated for a sexually transmitted disease, avoid sexual contact until you have finished your treatment. Your sexual partner may also need treatment.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms.
Cefoperazone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Unusual bleeding, bruising;
- Stomach pain;
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
- Pain, swelling and irritation at the injection site;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Difficulty breathing, wheezing;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;