Cefpodoxime is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections. It is generally used in treatment for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is typically also used prevent infections after surgery.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Cefpodoxime, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Cefpodoxime is to be taken with food.
How it works
Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by preventing the bacteria from forming a bacterial protective covering that's essential for the bacteria to survive, thereby killing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Cefpodoxime an antibiotic? Yes, Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime safe to use? Cefpodoxime is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication..
Q. Is Cefpodoxime a steroid? Cefpodoxime is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime related to penicillin? Cefpodoxime belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Can I take Cefpodoxime with ibuprofen? Cefpodoxime can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime treat chlamydia? Cefpodoxime has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover pseudomonas? Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin? No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)? Cefpodoxime is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover enterococcus? Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.
Your doctor has prescribed Cefpodoxime 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.Discontinue Cefpodoxime and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefpodoxime as it may cause increased side effects.
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