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Drug Information

What is Cefpodoxime used for?

Cefpodoxime capsule/dry syrup/oral drops/syrup/tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of following conditions:

  • Ear infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Skin infection
  • Urinary tract infections

Cefpodoxime may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Cefpodoxime work?

Cefpodoxime belongs to the class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. The drug acts by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to certain proteins and causes the death of bacteria. Thus, it reduces the bacterial infection.

How to take Cefpodoxime?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Cefpodoxime capsule/dry syrup/oral drops/syrup/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • Take dry syrup as per the guidelines printed on the leaflet.
  • For oral drops , measure the required amount of drug in a graduated dropper and instil into the mouth.
  • Shake the syrup well before using taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of Cefpodoxime, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Cefpodoxime?

Drugs that interact with Cefpodoxime include the following:

  • Ampicillin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Famotidine
  • Furosemide
  • Omeprazole
  • Quinapril
  • Rabeprazole
  • Ranitidine
  • Risedronate
  • Simethicone
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Cefpodoxime?

The following are the most common side effects of Cefpodoxime:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Hypotension
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Chest pain
  • Dark urine
  • Abdominal cramps

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Cefpodoxime?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Cefpodoxime or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Cefpodoxime.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Cefpodoxime causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Cefpodoxime during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Cefpodoxime if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Cefpodoxime?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney or heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cefpodoxime

  1. How should Cefpodoxime be stored?
  2. Cefpodoxime should be stored at room temperature (15 - 30°C) away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Is it safe to receive vaccines while taking Cefpodoxime?
  4. No. It is advised not to receive any vaccines while taking Cefpodoxime, as the effect of vaccines gets reduced.

  5. Can Cefpodoxime be taken by patients having a history of seizures?
  6. No. It is advised not to take Cefpodoxime in patients having a history of seizures, as it worsens the condition.

  7. Can I undergo sugar test while taking Cefpodoxime?
  8. No. It is advised not to undergo sugar test while taking Cefpodoxime, as it alters the test results.


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