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Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Podoxil CV Tablet

Podoxil CV Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Podoxil CV Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Podoxil CV Tablet works

Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Clavulanic Acid. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

Podoxil CV Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Podoxil CV 200mg/125mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Podoxil CV

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Suffering from cold. Difficulty breathing and swallowing in the morning.
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Can be viral upper respiratory tract infection or tonsillitis. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Podoxil CV cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Podoxil CV can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Podoxil CV takes to work?

Usually, Podoxil CV starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Podoxil CV?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Podoxil CV when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Podoxil CV and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is Podoxil CV?

Podoxil CV is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid. This medication is used to treat bacterial infection. This medication works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection.

Q. Can the use of Podoxil CV cause any serious side effects?

Podoxil CV may cause serious side effects in very few patients (less than 1 in 1,000). Inform the doctor straight away if you get bloody diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes and skin, bruising or skin discoloration, shortness of breath, widespread rash, skin peeling and fever. All of these reactions needs urgent medical attention.

Q. Can I stop taking Podoxil CV when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Podoxil CV and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can Podoxil CV cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Podoxil CV can cause allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotics called Cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you notice any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty in breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Podoxil CV?

The use of Podoxil CV is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipients present in this medicine. This medicine should not be used in patients with previous history of liver damage associated with Podoxil CV.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Podoxil CV?

No, Podoxil CV can make birth control pills less effective. So, ask your doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm and spermicide).

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Podoxil CV can increase the risks of side effects. Podoxil CV takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Podoxil CV?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References
  1. Cefpodoxime + Clavulanic Acid. Mumbai, India: Alkem Laboratories Ltd.; 2016. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Das S, Fegade T. A Randomized, Open Label, Prospective, Comparative Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Fixed Dose Combination of Cefpodoxime 200 Mg + Clavulanic Acid 125 Mg Vs Cefpodoxime 200 Mg in Acute Bacterial Sinusitis. Indian Medical Gazette. 2015:225-31. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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