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Cefpodoxime is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by
fighting bacteria in your body.
Cefpodoxime is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Cefpodoxime may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to Cefpodoxime, or to similar antibiotics, such as
Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially
penicillin). Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or a history of intestinal problems.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get
better before the infection is completely treated. Cefpodoxime will not treat a viral infection such as
the common cold or flu.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea
that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless
your doctor has told you to.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger
amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
The Cefpodoxime tablet should be taken with food.
Cefpodoxime oral suspension (liquid) can be taken with or without food.
Shake the liquid well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the
liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have
dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
This medication can cause you to have false results with certain medical tests, including urine
glucose (sugar) tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Cefpodoxime.
Take Cefpodoxime for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better
before the infection is completely treated. Cefpodoxime will not treat a viral infection such as the
common cold or flu.
Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Store Cefpodoxime oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused
medication that is older than 14 days.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
Take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose,
skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra
to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose
symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
Store Cefpodoxime at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at
temperatures between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat,
moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cefpodoxime out of the reach of children and away