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    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 works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.

    Common side effects of cefpodoxime

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

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    Expert advice for Cefpodoxime

    • Your doctor has prescribed Cefpodoxime to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you 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


    Q. Is Cefpodoxime an antibiotic?

    Yes, Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

    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.

    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. 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 03 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)