Cefpodoxime is an oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is active against most Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. It is commonly used to treat acute otitis media, pharyngitis, and sinusitis. Cefpodoxime proxetil is a prodrug which is absorbed and de-esterified by the intestinal mucosa to Cefpodoxime.
Major and minor side effects for Cefodoxime drug includes Diarrhea, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Skin rash, Diaper rash, Fever, Muscle pain, Allergic reactions, Vaginitis, Vaginal infections, Itching, Headaches, Dizziness, Insomnia. Cefpodoxime should be avoided by patients who are allergic to cephalosporin type antibiotics. Since this drug is chemically related to penicillin, some patients allergic to penicillin also may have an allergic reaction (sometimes even life-threatening anaphylaxis) to cefpodoxime. Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are experienced on a regular basis.
For the treatment of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms.