Cefpodoxime Proxetil is a cephalosporin antibiotic drug that is prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is marketed and sold under several trade names, a couple of which are Vantin and Cefoprox (made by Cipla). This medication may also be given for conditions other than those listed in this description.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL:
Do not take Cefpodoxime Proxetil (Vantin, Cefoprox) if you are allergic to it or to other cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefdinir, cefditoren, cefprozil, ceftazidime, cefuroxime, or others.
Prior to taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil, let your doctor known if you have or had a history of any of these conditions: liver or kidney disease, a stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis, diabetes, or if you are malnourished.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil belongs to FDA pregnancy category B which means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. However, it is advised that you take this medicine with proper medical advice if you are a pregnant or breast feeding woman.
Full course of Cefpodoxime Proxetil should be completed as prescribed even if the symptoms have disappeared. Symptoms usually disappear before your body is completely cleared of the infection. Discontinuing the medication before the prescribed period can be harmful and can cause a drug resistant infection later on that cannot be treated with common antibiotic medications.
BEFORE TAKING CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL:
Cefpodoxime Proxetil is a prescription only drug which means that it is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Consult your doctor before taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil as all antibiotic medications are strictly to be taken with a doctor’s prescription. Take care about all the precautions listed above.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL?
Take Cefpodoxime Proxetil (Vantin, Cefoprox) strictly according to your doctor’s directions or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Cefpodoxime Proxetil can be taken with or without food. Always store Cefpodoxime Proxetil in a cool and dry place.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
As far as possible, never miss a Cefpodoxime Proxetil dose. But if you happen to miss your scheduled dose due to uncontrollable reasons, take it as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Don’t overdose on medication as it may cause some serious conditions.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TAKE AN OVERDOSE?
Immediately seek urgent medical help in case of overdose of Cefpodoxime Proxetil as it may cause severe harmful effects in your body. In case of an overdose of Cefpodoxime Proxetil, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately.
THINGS AND ACTIVITIES TO AVOID WHILE TAKING CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL:
Cefpodoxime Proxetil being an antibiotic medication can cause diarrhea. Do not take any type of diarrhea medications without consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFOPROX 100MG:
Vaginal Itching Or Discharge
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL DOSING INFORMATION:
Cefpodoxime Proxetil dosage may vary for different people and may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctors advice properly for best results.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Other drugs may interact with Cefpodoxime Proxetil. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products, especially these ones : blood thinner (such as warfarin), metformin, lithium, antiviral medicines (such as adefovir, cidofovir, or foscarnet), cancer medicines (such as aldesleukin, carmustine, cisplatin, ifosfamide, oxaliplatin, or others), diuretics or water pills, antacids, IV antibiotics, immunosuppresors, medicines to treat ulcerative colitis, NSAIDs, and probenecid. However, these are not the only possible interacting drugs. Remember to follow the directions of your doctor regarding any medications. Do not start a new medication without your doctor’s advice.
Cefoprox 100mg Tablet DT should be taken with food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.
The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, nausea, and diarrhea. Taking this medicine along with some food may help to prevent indigestion and upset stomach. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.
Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
USES OF CEFOPROX TABLET DT
- Treatment of Bacterial infections
BENEFITS OF CEFOPROX TABLET DT
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFOPROX TABLET DT
Common side effects of Cefoprox
HOW TO USE CEFOPROX TABLET DT
HOW CEFOPROX TABLET DT WORKS
Avoid prolonged use of Cefoprox 100mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.