Cefpodoxime, which is marketed under the name Vantin, is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
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Vantin – Cefpodoxime – 100mg/200mg
- Brand: Cefoprox Cepocef Cepodem
- Disease: Infections
It is prescribed to treat a variety of infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infections. Like all cephalosporins, Vantin can cause serious allergic reactions in some people. Therefore it should be used with caution in patients who have had previous allergic reactions to penicillins or other antibiotics.
Frequently asked Questions
How long does it take for Vantin to work?
It belongs to the third generation of cephalosporins and has in vitro activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Cefpodoxime proxetil is available as tablets for oral administration.
Cefpodoxime proxetil may be used in the treatment of adults with mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to Streptococcus pneumoniae (including penicillin-resistant strains), Haemophilus influenzae (including ampicillin-resistant strains), Moraxella catarrhalis (including ampicillin/clarithromycin resistant strains), or Klebsiella pneumoniae. In addition, it may be used in adults with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae (including ampicillin-resistant strains), or Moraxella catarrhalis.
Use: For the treatment of adult patients with mild to moderate community acquired pneumonia due to S.Pneumoniae including those that are penicillin resistant; H.Influenzae including those that are Ampicillin resistant; M.catarrhalis including those that are Ampicilllin/Clarithromycin resistant ; K.pneumoniaee
Why was Vantin discontinued?
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Vantin is used to treat many different types of infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and urinary tract infections.
Some common side effects of Vantin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Rare but serious side effects can occur including anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a rare skin disorder). It is important to notify your healthcare provider if you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Vantin.
Vantin should not be given to people who are allergic to penicillin or other cephalosporins because they may also be allergic to Vantin. People with kidney disease should use caution when taking this medication as it may cause kidney problems.
What is Vantin used for?
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Vantin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use Vantin if you are allergic to cefpodoxime or other cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone), or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a penicillin antibiotic.
Before taking Vantin, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. You may need to take another antibiotic while breastfeeding your child. Do not give this medication to a child younger than 6 months old without the advice of a doctor.
The most common side effects of Vantin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache.
How long does Vantin stay in your system?
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Vantin is used to treat many different types of infections, including: respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, ear and sinus infections, urinary tract infections, and bone and joint infections.
It is important that you take Vantin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor. If you miss a dose of Vantin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
What are the side effects of vantin?
It may also be used to prevent or slow the progression of anthrax after exposure. Vantin is available in tablet and suspension form. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and headache. Serious side effects include anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), seizures, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a serious skin reaction). Vantin should not be given to people who are allergic to penicillin or other cephalosporins. It is important to take vantin exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Is Vantin a penicillin?
What is Vantin?
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Bacteria can cause many types of infections, including: respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia; skin and soft tissue infections, such as boils and abscesses; ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections, such as sinusitis and tonsillitis; urinary tract infection (UTI); gastrointestinal infection, such as food poisoning or diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile ; bone or joint infection; sepsis – a potentially life-threatening complication due to an infection.
How does Vantin work?
Cephalosporins are bactericidal agents that inhibit cell wall synthesis in susceptible organisms by binding to one or more penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). This inhibition results in the accumulation of peptidoglycan precursors inside the bacterial cell wall leading to death of the bacterium.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Vantin?
It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Vantin is available as a tablet, capsule, or liquid suspension.
Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache. Rare but serious side effects include anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a life-threatening skin condition), and Clostridium difficile colitis (a serious intestinal infection).
Vantin should not be given to people who are allergic to penicillin or other cephalosporins. It should also not be given to people with kidney disease or those taking certain medications such as diuretics (water pills) or probenecid (Benemid).
Before starting Vantin therapy, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is Vantin good for UTI?
It is available in tablet, oral suspension, and pediatric drops forms. Cefpodoxime works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
Cefpodoxime is prescribed to treat a number of different types of infections including: sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI), skin infection, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It can also be used to prevent infections in people who are at high risk such as those receiving cancer treatment or those having surgery.
Common side effects associated with cefpodoxime include nausea, vomiting diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. More serious side effects can occur but are rare. These include anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction), Stevens Johnson Syndrome (a severe skin reaction), and Clostridium difficile colitis (an infection caused by intestinal bacteria).
Before taking cefpodoxime make sure your doctor knows if you have any allergies especially to penicillin antibiotics. Also let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions including liver disease or kidney disease. Cephalosporin antibiotics like cefpodoxime can cause false positive results on certain urine tests for sugar so let your doctor know if you are diabetic
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