Cefpodoxime Proxetil

Information about Cefpodoxime Proxetil

Cefpodoxime Proxetil Uses

Cefpodoxime Proxetil is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefpodoxime Proxetil works

Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Common side effects of Cefpodoxime Proxetil

Nausea, Diarrhea, Rash
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Expert advice for Cefpodoxime Proxetil

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefpodoxime Proxetil 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 harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Cefpodoxime Proxetil and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Cefpodoxime Proxetil

Cefpodoxime Proxetil

Q. Is Cefpodoxime Proxetil safe to use?

Cefpodoxime Proxetil 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. Can the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil can cause diarrhea. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Is Cefpodoxime Proxetil an antibiotic?

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

Q. Can Cefpodoxime Proxetil cause constipation?

Yes, Cefpodoxime Proxetil may cause constipation as a side effect. However, taking mild laxatives may provide relief if you feel constipated. Also, take a fiber-rich diet including fresh fruits, vegetables, whole wheat grains and avoid taking oily and spicy food as it will only worsen your condition. If your constipation gets worse, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.

Q. How long does Cefpodoxime Proxetil take to work?

Usually, Cefpodoxime Proxetil starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefpodoxime Proxetil?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can Cefpodoxime Proxetil treat UTI?

Yes, Cefpodoxime Proxetil may be used to treat UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Studies suggest that it has better tolerance and helps to treat symptoms of UTI such as foul smelling urine, frequent urination, vaginal irritation, vaginal discharge, stomach pain, etc., effectively. However, not everyone may be prescribed Cefpodoxime Proxetil. It is advisable to take it only if prescribed by a doctor.


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