Generic name: cefpodoxime (SEF poe DOX eem)

Dosage forms: oral powder for reconstitution (100 mg/5 mL; 50 mg/5 mL); oral tablet (100 mg; 200 mg)

Drug class: Third generation cephalosporins

Uses :-

Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This includes infections of the sinus, throat, ear, skin, bladder, or lungs.

Cefpodoxime is also used to treat gonorrhea.

Cefpodoxime may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings :-

You should not use cefpodoxime if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any type of cephalosporin antibiotic (Omnicef, Keflex, and others).

Side effects :-

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody (even if it occurs months after your last dose);
  • fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, swollen glands, joint pain, or not feeling well;
  • a seizure; or
  • liver problems–upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea;
  • nausea, stomach pain;
  • headache;
  • vaginal itching or discharge; or
  • diaper rash in an infant using cefpodoxime.

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