Cefpodoxime

 

General English name: Cefpodoxime

Brand: Orelox

Application: Infections

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of cefpodoxime

Contraindications to the drug cefpodoxime

Drug interaction with cefpodoxime

Tips to consider before taking cefpodoxime

Possible side effects of cefpodoxime

How to store Cefpodoxime

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of cefpodoxime

Drug Information: Cefpodoxime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, meaning that it is active against a wide range of bacteria. It is used to treat acute (short-term) bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, chest and throat infections, skin infections, sinusitis and ear infections. Cefpodoxime kills infection by killing bacteria.

Some people are allergic to penicillin antibiotics and may not be able to take cefpodoxime. So if you are allergic to antibiotics, talk to your doctor.

 

Contraindications to the drug cefpodoxime

  • Note the expiration date of cefpodoxime and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction with cefpodoxime

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines (especially medicines to reduce stomach acid (for example, antacids, hydrogen blockers such as ranitidine) and bacterial vaccines) that you use. Share with your doctor and pharmacist Do not change the dose of your medicine or stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin, rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

Cefpodoxime may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including the Coombs test and some urine glucose tests) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor or nurse before taking any tests that you are taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking cefpodoxime

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cefodoxime:

  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug. Be sure to tell your doctor, especially if you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have any kidney problems.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Possible side effects of cefpodoxime

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking cefpodoxime. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Diarrhea, feeling sick, abdominal pain, itchy rash and other allergic symptoms

Important Note: An itchy rash, swollen face, swollen mouth, or difficulty breathing are signs of antibiotic sensitivity. If such side effects occur, do not continue taking cefpodoxime and talk to your doctor immediately.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of cefodoxime.

 

How to store Cefpodoxime

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

If you have been given liquid medicine, store cefpodoxime in the refrigerator, this medicine must be made by a pharmacy, be sure to check the expiration date of the medicine and do not take the medicine after the expiration date.

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