Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using cefpodoxime tablets.
Indications and Usage
This antibiotic treats a host of bacterial infections like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, urinary tract infections, kidney infections (pyelonephritis), gonorrhea and flare-ups of chronic bronchitis.
It also treats skin or soft tissue infections like boils, abscesses, cellulitis, folliculitis and infected wounds or ulcers.
Administration and Dosage
Use of cefpodoxime tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful. Consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking cefpodoxime.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage.
The usual dose for adults is 200mg taken twice per day for 14 days. The usual dose for children is 50-100mg taken twice per day for 14 days depending on age or body weight.
The maximum dosage for adults or children is 400mg taken twice a day.
Possible interactions with cefpodoxime tablets include antacid, antiviral drugs, water pills, stomach acid reducers, pain medications, chemotherapy or medicine for organ transplant rejection, bowel disorder drugs, and osteoporosis medications.
Cefpodoxime tablets should not be taken with alcohol. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with cefpodoxime tablets.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect cefpodoxime tablets overdose.
Do NOT take cefpodoxime if you
- You are allergic to cephalosporin-type antibiotics;
- You are younger than 15 days old;
- You have phenylketonuria;
- You have galactose intolerance;
- You have taken indigestion remedies;
- You have severe kidney damage.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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