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Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

Information about Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin Uses

Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin works

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Levofloxacin. Cefpodoxime Proxetil works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria in the human body. Levofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Common side effects of Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

Nausea, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Headache, Dizziness, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
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Expert advice for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

  • You have been prescribed Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin 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.
  • 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.
  • Discontinue Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Levofloxacin

Q. What if I don't get better after using Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin?

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 Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin when I feel better?

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Levofloxacin 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.


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