Cefpodoxime: Uses and Side Effects

Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic medication commonly used to treat various bacterial infections.
Where to get
Prescription medication available at pharmacies.
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Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Cefpodoxime FAQ

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What is Cefpodoxime used for?

Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This includes infections of the sinus, throat, ear, skin, bladder, or lungs. Cefpodoxime is also used to treat gonorrhea. Cefpodoxime may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the side effects of Cefpodoxime?

Cefpodoxime may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have: severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose); liver problems--upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

What is the generic name of Cefpodoxime?

Generic Name: cefpodoxime Brand Name: Vantin (discontinued brand) Drug Class: Cephalosporins, 3rd Generation What is cefpodoxime, and what is it used for? Cefpodoxime is a broad spectrum third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

What bacterial infections can Cefpodoxime treat?

Cefpodoxime is effective for several bacterial strains despite the presence of beta-lactamases. The brand Vantin has been discontinued in the USA, however, generic cefpodoxime is available. Cefpodoxime is used to treat the following bacterial infections: Adult Pediatric Organisms susceptible to cefpodoxime include:

How do I use Cefpodoxime?

Use Caution/Monitor. Applies to didanosine chewable tablets and powder for oral solution; administer 2 hr before or several hours after didanosine oral solution or chewable tablet administration cefpodoxime will decrease the level or effect of dienogest/estradiol valerate by altering intestinal flora. Applies only to oral forms of hormone.

What is cefpodoxime proxetil?

Negligible. Cefpodoxime proxetil is metabolized to cefpodoxime by the liver Cefpodoxime is an oral, third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic available in various generic preparations. It is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms with notable exceptions including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus, and Bacteroides fragilis.

Does Cefpodoxime work if you have a cold?

Antibiotics such as cefpodoxime will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment. How should this medicine be used? Cefpodoxime comes as a tablet and suspension (liquid) to take by mouth.

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