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    Cefpodoxime

    Information about Cefpodoxime

    Cefpodoxime uses

    Cefpodoxime 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.

    How cefpodoxime works

    Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

    Common side effects of cefpodoxime

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

    Available Medicine for Cefpodoxime

    • ₹70 to ₹138
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹60 to ₹139
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      9 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹120
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      7 variant(s)
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      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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      Indoco Remedies Ltd
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      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      6 variant(s)
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      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      6 variant(s)
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      Hetero Drugs Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹75 to ₹144
      Lupin Ltd
      5 variant(s)
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      Micro Labs Ltd
      7 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefpodoxime

    • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
    • Discontinue Cefpodoxime 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.
    • If you're on blood thinners, Cefpodoxime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefpodoxime

    Cefpodoxime

    Q. Is Cefpodoxime an antibiotic?
    Yes, Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
    Q. Is Cefpodoxime a sulfa drug?
    Cefpodoxime is not a sulfa drug, it belongs to a class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics.
    Q. Is Cefpodoxime safe to use?
    Cefpodoxime 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.
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    Q. Is Cefpodoxime a steroid?
    Cefpodoxime is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
    Q. Is Cefpodoxime related to penicillin?
    Cefpodoxime 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. Is Cefpodoxime safe for humans?
    Yes. Cefpodoxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
    Q. Can I take Cefpodoxime with ibuprofen?
    Cefpodoxime 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 Cefpodoxime treat chlamydia?
    Cefpodoxime has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
    Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover pseudomonas?
    Cefpodoxime 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 Cefpodoxime cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
    Cefpodoxime is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
    Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover enterococcus?
    Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.

    Content on this page was last updated on 02 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)