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Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

Information about Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam Uses

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

How Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam works

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Sulbactam. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

Common side effects of Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

Nausea, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Headache
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Available Medicine for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

Aldecef SAlde Medi Impex Ltd
3601 variant(s)
SulbapodCapricorn Biotech
3701 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Frequently asked questions for Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Sulbactam

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

Yes, the use of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Sulbactam 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. How long does Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Sulbactam takes to work?

Usually, Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Sulbactam starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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

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+Sulbactam when I feel better?

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


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