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Sinusitis and Beta-lactam

Read more about Beta-lactam.

Effect of Beta-lactam on Sinusitis

Common names for Beta-lactam include:

  • Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox)
  • Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin)
  • Cephalexin (Keflex)
  • Cefadroxil (Duricef, Ultracef)
  • Cefaclor (Ceclor)
  • Cefuroxime (Ceftin)
  • Cefpodoxime (Vantin)
  • Loracarbef (Lorabid)
  • Cefditoren (Spectracef)
  • Cefixime (Suprax)
  • Ceftibuten (Cedex)
  • Meropenem (Merrem)
  • Imipenem/cilastatin (Primaxin)

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects include:

  • Allergic reactions, such as rash, itchy skin, difficulty breathing—Get help if any of these occurs. For breathing difficulties, get emergency care.
  • Diarrhea —This may be severe; in which case, call your doctor.
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset
  • Decreased effectiveness of oral contraceptives—Use another form of contraception while you are taking these medications.
  • Bleeding problems—Check with your doctor if you notice easy bruising, increased bleeding, or spontaneous bleeding.

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