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Cepodem 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefpodoxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 24, 2019

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used to treat mild bacterial infections. This anti-bacterial medicine stops bacteria from spreading. It is used to treat diseases such as bronchitis (infection of the air passages to the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease) and infections of ear, throat, tonsils and urinary tract. It only treats bacterial infection and doesn’t work for viral infections like flu.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet comes in the form of chewable tablets and liquid solution. It is usually taken at intervals of 12 hours for 5 to 14 days.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used to treat mild bacterial infections. This anti-bacterial medicine stops the spreading of bacteria in the body. It is used to treat diseases such as bronchitis ( infection of the air tubes to the lungs), gonorrhea ( a sexually transmitted disease) and infections of ear, throat, tonsils and urinary tract. It only treats bacterial infection and doesn’t work for viral infections like flu.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet comes in the form of chewable tablets and liquid solution. It is usually taken at intervals of 12 hours for 5 to 14 days. It should be taken at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, never take two doses at one go. Overdosing can cause harmful effects in your body. It’s better to skip a missed dose. It is important to check all the ingredients before the medication. It can help you avoid having allergic reactions later in case you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Notify your doctor about any prescribed drugs or dietary supplements that you might be taking. Also, if you have any history of liver disease or kidney problems, it is best to get an approval from the doctor regarding the safety of this medication. This medication can be harmful to pregnant women. Hence if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon, don’t take this medication.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet can cause certain side effects too. Some common side effects are: diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. These side effects usually go away on their own. But if these symptoms are severe, you should take medical help. However, some side effects can be serious and calls for immediate medical attention. These are - itching of the vagina, white vaginal discharge, dark urine, stomach cramps, rash, itching, hives, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, swelling of face ,tongue throat etc.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet should be stored in a tightly closed container. Store the tablets at room temperature and away from excess heat. However the liquid medication should be kept at cold temperature. Dispose the liquid medications after 15 days. Keep them out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Urinary tract infection

    Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of urinary tract infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae. `
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

    Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumonie.
  • Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis

    Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophillus influenzae and some fungal infections.
  • Bronchitis

    Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophillus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
  • Gonococcal Infection

    Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Gonococcal infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Cepodem 200 MG Tablet or any other Beta lactam antibiotics.

In addition to its intended effect, Cepodem 200 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

  • diarrhea

  • Abdominal pain

  • Dark or Clay colored stools

  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

  • Dizziness.

  • Acid or sour stomach

  • Excessive air or gas in stomach

  • heartburn

  • indigestion

  • Redness of skin

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 4 hours after onset of action.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 to 4 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Sufficient data is not available for the use of this medicine in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the doctor's supervision.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine should be used only if clearly needed. Monitoring of undesired effects is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cepodem 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Cepodem 200 MG Tablet belongs to 3rd generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Ques: What is Cepodem 200 mg tablet?

Ans: Cepodem 200 MG Tablet belongs to the antibiotic group of medicine and is used to treat mild bacterial infections. This anti-bacterial medicine stops bacteria from spreading. It contains Cefpodoxime as an active ingredient. Cepodem 200 MG Tablet works by killing bacteria. It also prevents them from forming the cell wall and bacterial protective covering, which is needed for them to survive.

Ques: What is the use of Cepodem 200 mg tablet?

Ans: Cepodem 200 MG Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, cystitis, and gonococcal infection. Besides these, it can be used to treat conditions like pneumonia, sinusitis, and pharyngitis. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Cepodem 200 MG Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of cepodem 200 mg tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Cepodem 200 MG Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include diarrhea, abdominal pain, dark or clay colored stools, decreased appetite. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cepodem 200 mg tablet ?

Ans: Cepodem 200 MG Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Unless instructed by package to do so, don’t freeze it. Keep it away from children and pets. Regarding the dosage of Cepodem 200 MG Tablet, it should be consulted by a physician or pharmacist. You can also refer to product package. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use cepodem 200 mg tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use cepodem 200 mg tablet?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use cepodem 200 mg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken with the food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.
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