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Composition for EXTRUM

Cefpodoxime(200 mg)

food interaction for EXTRUM

alcohol interaction for EXTRUM

pregnancy interaction for EXTRUM

lactation interaction for EXTRUM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Extrum 200mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Extrum 200mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for EXTRUM

Cefpodoxime(200 mg)

Uses

Extrum 200mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Extrum 200mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for EXTRUM

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  • MONOCEF O 200 MG TABLET
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    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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  • CEPODEM 200 MG TABLET
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    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 13.90/tablet
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  • GUDCEF 200 MG TABLET
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    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 12/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 120
    save 51% more per tablet
  • MACPOD 200 MG TABLET
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    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 13/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 130
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  • SWICH 200 MG TABLET
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    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 13.90/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 139
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Expert advice for EXTRUM

Do not take cefpodoxime within 2 hours of antacids or H2 antagonists (ranitidine, famotidine).Take this medicine with meals or a snack for better absorptionMake sure you finish the entire course of treatmentConsult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefadroxil, cephalexin, penicillin, or any other drugs.
  • If you have diarrhea, inflammation of large intestine (colon) colitis, or stomach problems, blood clotting problem.
  • If you have or had kidney or liver disease.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking cefpodoxime.
  • If you have taken cefpodoxime repeatedly or for longer duration.

Frequently asked questions for EXTRUM

Cefpodoxime

Q.Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug/steroid/penicillin?
No, cefpodoxime belongs to class of medication called as cephalosporin antibiotics

Q.Is Cefpodoxime/ cefodem xp 325/ cefodem 200/ monocef-o/ kefpod safe?
Cefpodoxime (also available as cefodem xp 325/cefodem 200/ monocef-o/kefpod) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.What are cefpodoxime/ cefodem xp 325/ cefodem 200/ monocef-o/ kefpod/ gudcef 200/ gudcef?
Cefpodoxime belongs to class of medication called as cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria

Q.Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug/ penicillin/ steroid/ an antibiotic?
Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic belong to class of medication called as cephalosporin. It is not a steroid and does not contain penicillin or sulpha.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)