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cefpodoxime

This medicine is used in the treatment of tonsillitis (inflammation of tonsils), pharyngitis (sore throat), sinusitis (inflammation of sinuses), acute (short term) purulent (pus forming) bronchitis (inflammation of bronchi), exacerbation of chronic (long term) obstructive bronchitis (inflammation of bronchi), bacteria pneumonia (inflammation of air sacs in lungs), skin and urinary tract infection.

Contradications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients of phenylketonuria (inborn error of metabolism) and in patients that are suffering from diarrhea (frequent watery stools) from an infection with clostridium difficile bacteria and abnormal liver function tests.

Side effects

Patients administered with this medicine may experience gastrointestinal upset, headache, dizziness (feeling of being sleepy), tinnitus (ringing in ears), paresthesia (abnormal sensation of skin without any physical cause), asthenia (abnormal physical weakness), malaise (tiredness), allergic reactions, raised liver enzymes, raised blood urea and creatinine, and pseudomembranous (drug induced) colitis (inflammation of the lining of large intestine).

Expert Advice

  • Take with meals.
  • Take at regular intervals, as scheduled.
  • Do not take an antacid within 2 hours before or after taking this
  • Complete full course of therapy even if you feel better.
  • Take sufficient amount of fluids to maintain hydration.

FAQs

What is cefpodoxime used for?

Cefpodoxime is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), pneumonia (inflammation of air sacs in lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease), and infections of the skin, ear, sinuses, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract.

Is cefpodoxime used for cough?

Cefpodoxime is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. However, this medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

How long does cefpodoxime stay in your system?

Approximately 29 to 33% of the administered cefpodoxime dose is excreted unchanged in the urine in 12 hours.

Can I take cefpodoxime with amoxicillin?

No interactions were found between amoxicillin and cefpodoxime.

Does cefpodoxime cause yeast infection?

Use of this medicine for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush (white patches on the mucous membranes of mouth) or a new vaginal yeast infection.

Medicines containing cefpodoxime

Orelox Suspension 40mg/ 5ml

By Sanofi

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.610.04

Prelox Galaxy

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Apodox 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Apodox 100mg

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Rs.300

Avedoxime 40mg|5ml

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Rs.200

Bendoxim 40mg|5ml

By Benson

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Rs.200

Bendoxim 100mg

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Rs.300

Breen 40mg|5ml

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Rs.200

Buticef 40mg|5ml

By Martin Dow

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Rs.190

Buticef 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.300

C-Doxime 40mg|5ml

By Friends

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.205

C-Doxime 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.300

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Rs.300

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Rs.195

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By Stand Pharm

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.180

Cefidox 100mg

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Cefpo 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Cefpo 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.300

Cefpomed 40mg|5ml

By Medicraft

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.190

Cefpomed 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.360

Cefporite 100mg

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Pack size: 12's

Rs.240

Cefporite 40mg|5ml

By Shrooq

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.175

Cefporite 80mg|5ml

By Shrooq

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.325

Cefprox 40mg/5ml

By Continental Pharma

Pack size: 50ml

Rs.175

Cefprox 100mg

By Continental Pharma

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.300

Cefprox 200mg

By Continental Pharma

Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.400

Cepolib 40mg|5ml

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Rs.165

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Rs.200

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Rs.200

Dox-B 40mg|5ml

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Rs.204

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Rs.288

Doxicef 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Evodoxim 40mg|5ml

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Rs.165

Evodoxim 100mg

By SiTech

Pack size: 10's

Rs.300

Expodox 40mg|5ml

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Rs.165

Expodox 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.299

Gefglit 40mg|5ml

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Rs.120

Gefglit 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.245

Ipod 100mg

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Rs.288

Ipod 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Medidoxim 100mg

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Pack size: 12's

Rs.288

Medidoxim 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.195

Nefdoxim 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.300

Nefdoxim 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Neudoxine 100mg

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Rs.288

Neudoxine 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Orelox 100mg

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Oremas 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

Oremas 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.170

Oretil 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.175

Oretil 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.275

Oribro 40mg/5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.175

Oribro 100mg

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Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.280

Oribro 200mg

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Pack size: 1x10's

Rs.395

Podox 100mg

By EG Pharma

Pack size: 12's

Rs.288

Podox 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.200

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Rs.300

Prelox 40mg/5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.196

Prelox 100mg

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Rs.380

Qink 100mg

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Pack size: 10's

Rs.275

Qink 100mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.280

Qink 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.140

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Shime 40mg|5ml

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Rs.200

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Vantin 40mg|5ml

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Pack size: 50ml

Rs.199

Veldox 100mg

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Pack size: 50ml

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