Cefpodoxime is used for treating mild infections caused by bacteria. It treats these infections by not the bacteria from growing further. It can be taken for anywhere between 5 – 14 days, depending on the severity of one’s infection.
Most commonly, it is used to treat infections like bronchitis, urinary tract infections, infections that develop in the ear, throat, or nose, and gonorrhoea. It treats these infections by not the bacteria from growing further.
Antibiotics, for example, cefpodoxime won't work for colds, influenza, or other viral diseases. Utilizing Antibiotics when they are not required builds your danger of getting contamination later that opposes anti-microbial treatment.
As your body gets accustomed to it, the side effects subside on their own. If you experience any of these side effects, you should let your doctor know so that they can make them stop. This medication requires a prescription for you to be able to buy and use it. Some of the major side effects include:
- Vaginal itching
- White discharge from the vagina
- Deep coloured urine
- Problems with breathing
If you experience any of these side effects, you should let your doctor know so that they can make them stop. This medication requires a prescription for you to be able to buy and use it.
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of effect lasts for 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action occurs anytime after an 1 hour after taking it.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
No, it is not safe for pregnant women as it can affect the foetus
Is it habit forming?
There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
No, this drug is not safe for breastfeeding women as it can affect the baby.
Is It safe with alcohol?
It is not safe with alcohol. If you experience certain symptoms such as drowsiness or disorientation, then you must speak to your doctor immediately.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As some of the side effects include problems with breathing, it is not advisable to drive after taking this drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
Patients who have impaired kidney function should not take this as it can lead to more kidney problems.
Does this affect liver function?
Patients who have impaired liver function should not take this as it can lead to more liver problems, including liver failure.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose, you should take one as soon as you remember that you’ve missed the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you have overdosed this medication, you must consult your doctor immediately.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Cefpodoxime as ingredient
This medication works as a bactericidal by binding to penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
These tablets can have adverse interactions with certain medications. These include Cholera vaccine, Amikacin, Furosemide, Ethinyl estradiol, Warfarin, Chloramphenicol, Nifedipine, Probenecid, Antacids and H2-receptor antagonist.
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
It can have negative interactions with certain diseases. These include Colitis, impaired kidney function, and impaired liver function.
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