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Cefpodoxime

(Cefpodoximeproxetil) is an antibiotic of the Cephalosporin class. The generic name of Cefpodoximeproxetil.
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Cefpodoxime uses  

This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic that is widely used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria. It is very helpful in fighting upper respiratory infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections as well as ear infections. Cefpodoxime for UTI and skin infection works by fighting against the bacteria present in your body and also stops their growth.  

This antibiotic is only capable of treating bacterial infections and is not effective for viral infections such as cold and flu.  

Cefpodoxime Dosage 

You need to strictly follow all the directions as written on your prescription label. Don’t try to take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for a longer time than recommended.  

Cefpodoxime tablets should be taken with food, while the Cefpodoxime oral suspension should be taken with or without the food. Before measuring the dose make sure that you shake the liquid well. Always measure the liquid medicine with the help of a dosing syringe which is provided with medicine itself or use a special dose-measuring spoon.  

The dosage of this medicine depends upon your medical condition as well as response to the therapy, while the dosage in children depends upon their weight. If you intake antacids then make sure that you take them at least two hours before and two hours after this medication.  

This medicine can sometimes cause to have false results with some of the medical tests such as urine glucose tests. In this case, you need to inform your doctor that you are using Cefpodoxime. Store the medicine at room temperature right away from heat, light as well as moisture. Don’t stop the medication before the infection is completely cleared.  

Therefore, for best results, you should intake this medicine at evenly spaced times. Try to take this medication at the same time every day, so that you remember. Call your doctor if the condition worsens or persists.  

Cefpodoxime Side Effects 

Diarrhea, headache, vomiting and nausea are some of the common side effects of this medicine, but you need to notify your doctor if all these side effects continue or worsen with time.  

Many people do not have any serious side effects after taking this medicine. The doctor has prescribed you this medicine only because the benefit of this medicine is greater than its side effects.  

You need to call your doctor if you notice: 

Severe stomach pain as well as diarrhea which is watery and bloody

Fever, swelling in your glands, joint pain, ill-feeling as well as rash or itching

Shortness of breath, a seizure, fluttering in the chest and also pounding heartbeats 

Some of the other side effects include: 

  • Vaginal itching and discharge
  • Diaper rash in an infant due to use of this medicine
  • Stomach pain as well as severe headache
  • Dark urine, signs of kidney problems
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Changes in vision, slurred speech or frequent mood changes
  • Blood and mucus in your stool

Through this medication, severe intestinal conditions can also take place because of a type of resistant bacteria. This type of condition may take place during the treatment or weeks to months once the treatment has stopped. Contact your doctor immediately if you find white patches in your mouth or any other type of new symptoms.  

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects, if anything else happens outside this list, inform your doctor.  

Cefpodoxime Precautions 

Inform your doctor before taking this medicine, if you are allergic to it or penicillins or other Cefpodoxime antibiotic. You also need to tell your doctor if you are suffering from any other type of allergies. Since this medicine contains certain inactive ingredients that may result in causing allergic reactions or other problems.  

If you are suffering from kidney disease, stomach or intestinal disease or have any medical history then do inform your doctor before starting the medication. There are chances that this medicine causes live bacterial vaccines not to work effectively, so it is recommended by doctor not have any kind of vaccinations as well as immunizations during the use of this medication until and unless the doctor informs you.  

The function of kidney declines as the person grows old, so there are chances that the elderly people might have a greater risk of side effects while using this medicine.  

The medicine might have undesirable effects on a nursing infant because the drug passes into breast milk. Take the advice of your doctor before breast-feeding.   

Cefpodoxime Interactions  

When the doctor prescribes you this medicine, then he is already aware of all the possible drug interactions and might be monitoring you for them. Before checking it up with your doctor, do not stop, start or change the dosage of any medication. Make the complete list of all the products that you are using and share it with your doctor.  

Cefpodoxime has interaction with almost 53 drugs 

3 major drug interactions

50 moderate drug interactions

You can also check with your doctor or health care professional for any additional medical advice or regarding the health questions, concerns as well as information about the medicine.  

Cefpodoxime MOA (Mechanism of Action) 

It is one of the prescription drugs that are used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria and treats only bacterial infections. Therefore, unnecessary use or the misuse of any antibiotic can cause decreased effectiveness.    

Cefpodoxime Warnings 

Don’t try to take Vantin if you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other ingredients contained in this medicine.  

Keep this medicine out of reach of children. You can get immediate medical help in case of overdose. If you are pregnant, tell your doctor because there are chances that this medicine can harm the unborn baby. Don’t try to give this medicine to a child who is younger than 2 months old.  

During the intake of this medicine, never take anti-diarrhea medicine until and unless your doctor tells you to take it. 

Therefore, Cefpodoxime proxetil is very effective for treating different bacterial infections like ear, throat and UTI infection.  


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