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Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange

MRP
51
30 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Kefpod Suspension

Uses of Kefpod Suspension

Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Kefpod Suspension side effects

Common

Side Effects of Kefpod are Rash, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

How to use Kefpod Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is to be taken with food.

How Kefpod Suspension works

Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.

In Depth Information on Kefpod Suspension

Expert advice for Kefpod Suspension

  • Your doctor has prescribed Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange as it may cause increased side effects.
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Kefpod Suspension related warnings
Special precautions for Kefpod Suspension
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Kefpod Suspension?uses

If you miss a dose of Kefpod 18 gm Suspension Orange, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Kefpod Suspension

Frequently asked questions about Cefpodoxime

Q. Is Kefpod an antibiotic?
Yes, Kefpod is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Kefpod safe to use?
Kefpod is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is Kefpod a steroid?
Kefpod is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Kefpod related to penicillin?
Kefpod belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Can I take Kefpod with ibuprofen?
Kefpod can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Kefpod treat chlamydia?
Kefpod has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Kefpod cover pseudomonas?
Kefpod has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Kefpod cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Kefpod is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Kefpod cover enterococcus?
Kefpod has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Kefpod with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Kefpod with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux, Magasip
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