WHAT IS CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL?
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 you’re doctor known if you have or had a history 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 breastfeeding woman.
Full course of Cefpodoxime Proxetil should be completed as prescribed even if the symptoms have disappeared. Symptoms usually disappear before you’re 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 you’re 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 you’re doctor’s directions or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless you’re 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 you’re 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 you’re 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 you’re doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFOPROX 100 MG:
• Joint Paint
• 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. You’re dosage will be determined by you’re doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow you’re doctor’s advice properly for best results.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Other drugs may interact with Cefpodoxime Proxetil. Let you’re doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products, especially these: 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, immunosuppressants, medicines to treat ulcerative colitis, NSAIDs, and probenecid. However, these are not the only possible interacting drugs. Remember to follow the directions of you’re doctor regarding any medications. Do not start a new medication without you’re doctor’s advice.