As with other penicillins, it may be expected that untoward reactions will be essentially limited to sensitivity phenomena. They are more likely to occur in individuals who have previously demonstrated hypersensitivity to penicillins.
The following reactions have been reported as associated with the use of Cilamox: Most Common Reactions: Gastrointestinal: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, pseudomembranous colitis (see Warnings).
Hypersensitivity reactions: Erythrematous maculopapular rashes, urticaria, erythema multiforme and exfoliative dermatitis. Whenever such reactions occur, Cilamox should be discontinued. (Note: Urticaria, other skin rashes and serum sickness-like reactions may be controlled with antihistamines and, if necessary, systemic corticosteroids).
Hepatic: A moderate rise in AST has been noted, but the significance of this finding is unknown.
Haematologic: Reactions such as anaemia, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, eosinophilia, leucopenia and agranulocytosis have been reported during therapy with other penicillins. These reactions are usually reversible on discontinuation of therapy and are believed to be hypersensitivity phenomena.