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    Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin

    Information about Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin

    Cefpodoxime proxetil + ofloxacin uses

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

    How cefpodoxime proxetil + ofloxacin works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Ofloxacin. 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. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

    Common side effects of cefpodoxime proxetil + ofloxacin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Headache
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:23 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin

    • You have been prescribed Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin 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 + Ofloxacin 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 + Ofloxacin

    Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin

    Q. Can Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin be used to treat viral infections?

    No, Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections (such as common cold and flu).

    Q. How to take Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin?

    Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken once a day. Take the medicine for the prescribed period, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.

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

    Yes, the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill the good and helpful bacteria present in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin?

    Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

    Q. Can I stop taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin 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+Ofloxacin 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+Ofloxacin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin 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. What if I don't get better after using Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Ofloxacin?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)