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Consuming alcohol with Cefdox does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefdox is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefdox is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Cefdox may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Cefdox should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefdox may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefdox is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefdox is recommended.
Cefdox is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), urinary tr... View More
Uses of Cefdox
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Cefdox
How to use Cefdox
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cefdox is to be taken with... View More
How Cefdox works
Cefdox is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to... View More
What if you forget to take Cefdox?
If you miss a dose of Cefdox, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Cefdox to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
- Discontinue Cefdox and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your st... View More
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefdox as it may cause increased side effects.
Pharyngitis, Acute otitis media, Community-acquired pneumonia, Sinusitis, UTI, Cystitis, Gonorrhea, Skin and skin structure infections, Tonsillitis, Res... View More
Should be taken with food. Take after meals. Reconstitution: Reconstitute powd for oral susp at the time of dispensing by adding the amount of water ... View More
Acute Bronchitis & Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis, Acute Maxillary Sinusitis 200 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Community-Acquired Pneumon... View More
Child : PO 10 mg/kg/day, max 400 mg/day q12h 6 months - 2 years : 40 mg every 12 hours 3 - 8 years : 80 mg every 12 hours over 9 years : 100 mg eve... View More
Renal impairment: Patients on haemodialysis: Dose should be given after each dialysis session. CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation 10-39 Increase dosi... View More
Mode of Action
Cefpodoxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in ... View More
History of allergy to penicillin; severe renal impairment; pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk in low concentrations; no... View More
>10% Diarrhea in infants and toddlers (15.4%),Diaper rash (12.1%) 1-10% Diarrhea (7.4%),Nausea (3.8%),Vaginal infection (3.1%),Vomiting (1.1-2.1%),... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk in low concentrations; not recommended
Antacids or H2-blockers may decrease the absorption of cefpodoxime. Probenecid inhibits renal excretion. Potentially Fatal: Monitor renal function du... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More