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General Information on Cefpodoxmine Proxetil

Generic Name : Cefpodoxmine Proxetil

Pronunciation : SEF poe DOX eem

Latest prescription information about Cefpodoxmine Proxetil. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Why is Cefpodoxmine Proxetil Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infection. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.

When should Cefpodoxmine Proxetil not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cefpodoxmine Proxetil?

PO- The recommended dose range is 200 to 800mg/day, in divided doses.

How should Cefpodoxmine Proxetil be taken?

It comes as a tablet, to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cefpodoxmine Proxetil?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach or intestinal infection, blood clotting problem, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

• Monitor liver function, kidney function, and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cefpodoxmine Proxetil?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, nausea, vaginal infection, abdominal pain and headache.
   Body – : Fungal infections, abdominal distention, uneasiness, fatigue, weakness, fever, chest pain, back pain, chills, generalized pain, abnormal microbiological tests, pus, allergic reaction, facial swelling, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, localized edema, localized pain.
   Heart – : Heart failure, migraine, palpitations, dilatation of blood vessels, blood clot, high blood pressure and low blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal – : Vomiting, indigestion, dry mouth, flatulence, decreased appetite, constipation, mouth infection, loss of appetite, eructation, stomach inflammation, mouth ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, rectal disorders, tongue disorders, tooth disorders, increased thirst, oral lesions, dry throat, toothache.
   Blood – : Anemia.
   Metabolic – : Dehydration, gout, peripheral edema and increased weight.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain.
   Central Nervous System – : Dizziness, sleeplessness, drowsiness, anxiety, shakiness, nervousness, cerebral infarction, change in dreams, impaired concentration, confusion, nightmares, tingling, and vertigo.
   Respiratory – : Asthma, cough, nosebleed, runny nose, wheezing, bronchitis, difficulty in breathing, lung infection, sinus inflammation.
   Skin – : Hives, rash, itching, non-application site, diaphoresis, rash, skin infection, desquamation, dry skin non-application site, hair loss, and sunburn.
   ENT – : Taste alterations, eye irritation, taste loss, ringing in the ear.
   Genitourinary : Blood in urine, urinary tract infections, irregular periods, painful urination, urinary frequency, night time urination, penile infection, protein in urine, vaginal pain.

What are the other precautions for Cefpodoxmine Proxetil?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cefpodoxmine Proxetil?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).

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Taruna11, India

Sir,overdose of this drug causes all these disorders or general intake of this drug can cause all these effects? Plz answer..

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