Cepodem AZ 200 mg/250 mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefpodoxime, Azithromycin
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This tablet are used for treating mild infections caused by bacteria. it is used to treat infections like bronchitis, urinary tract infections, infections that develop in the ear, throat, or nose, and gonorrhea. This medication is available as a tablet and is generally taken with 12 hours intervals. It can be taken for anywhere between 5 – 14 days, depending on the severity of one’s infection.

If you experience any of these side effects, you should let your doctor know so that they can make them stop. This medication can have side effects that are minor and go away on their own, as well as major side effects such as

  • Jealousy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Vaginal itching
  • Rashes
  • White discharge from the vagina
  • Deep coloured urine

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of effect lasts for 12 hours.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action occurs anytime after an 2 to 3 hour after taking it.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    No, it is safe for pregnant women as it does not affect the fetus

  • Is it habit forming?

    There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this medication.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    No, this medication is safe for breastfeeding women as it doesn't have any adverse affect on baby.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Its consumption with alcohol has unknown adverse effect.

  • 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 medication.

  • 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.

This medication belongs to 3rd generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Also, it inhibits protein synthesis by binding itself to 50S ribosomal subunits of the sensitive micro-organism. It infringes with transpeptidation and translocation. Thus, It inhibits protein synthesis and cell growth.

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 alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Urine Ketones Test

    Inform the doctor if you are advised to undergo this test.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    These tablets can have adverse interactions with certain medications. It includes cholera vaccine, amikacin, Furosemide, ethinyl estradiol, warfarin, chloramphenicol, and nifedipine.

  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.


    Information not available
  • 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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About Cepodem AZ 200 mg/250 mg Tablet
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