Cefpodoxime 100mg with water
LOCPOD-100 D/S | Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension
Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension IP belongs to the category of Cephalosporins and is widely used in the treatment of bacterial infections related to the ear, throat,nose, urinary tract,skin, or soft tissue. Bacteria enter our bodies by various means and start to reproduce rapidly. The reproduction rate is so high that they cause crowding in the host cells. They also form toxins that destroy the cells’ metabolic activities and machinery. This kills the cells and tissues. As a result, normal body functions also get disrupted and we fall ill.
Mode of Action
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and works effectively against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The most needed mechanism by bacteria to survive is the synthesis of their cell covering(cell wall). This medication works by hindering the process of cell wall formation. This does not let the bacteria multiply and reproduce. This way, Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension kills the bacteria and reduces bacterial infections.
Usage of Cefpodoxime Proxetil in Children
The dosage of this medicine will be prescribed by the doctor by examining the seriousness of the infection and the body’s response to the treatment. Also, body weight matters in the case of children. Stick to the prescribed dosage.
Give this medicine to the child either two hours after meals or an hour before meals. Try giving it with food to prevent an upset stomach. If the child expels or vomits the medicine within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double the amount of dosage.
Do not discontinue its use if the symptoms disappear until the full course has finished. This may result in infection relapse.
Precautions to be Undertaken.
There are some precautions that must be kept in mind while using this medication in children.
- Inform the doctor if the child has or ever had an allergy to any medicine. This medicine may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions.
- Inform your doctor if the child has any of the given diseases- liver disease, kidney issue, a congenital defect, or bowel problems.
- Do not exceed the prescribed dosage as it may lead to drug overdose
- Do not consume the product after the expiry date. It may cause severe allergic reactions.
- Store in a cool and dry place out of reach of children.
Side Effects of CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL Oral Suspension IP
In most cases, the medicine has no serious side effects and is well-tolerated by the body of the children . Some common side effects may be observed but not necessarily in all children. These include
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Loose and watery stool(diarrhea)
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension also for viral infections?
Answer: No Cefpodoxime Proxetil is a safe and effective antibiotic medication that works against bacterial infections. It has no effect on viral infections.
Question: Can toddlers take this medication?
Answer: Children of the age group 2 months to 12 years of age can take this medicine. The dosage will be determined by the child’s age and body weight.
Question: Will give this suspension of the child cure typhoid?
Answer: Typhoid is a bacterial infection and can be treated by Cefpodoxime Proxetil suspension Consult your doctor for further details.
Question: Is Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension safe?
Answer: There are negligible side effects in most cases and it is well tolerated by children.
Question: Can this medicine be taken with diarrhea medicine?
Answer: There could be certain drug interactions between medicines. Do not give any diarrhea medicine to children without the doctor’s prescription or consultation. This may make diarrhea worse and last longer.
Question: Can this medication give to children with food?
Answer: To avoid stomach upset, you can give the child this Cefpodoxime Proxetil Oral Suspension with food.
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