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What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

Vantin-antibiotic: Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Cefpodoxime (Definition)

Cefpodoxime is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Can you please tell me if vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or erhthromycin?

Can you please tell me if vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or erhthromycin?

Neither: Vantin, or cefpodoxime (generic) is a 3rd generation cephalosporin. It does not belong in thebgrop of antibitoics related to penicillin or even to erythromycin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if doxycycline or vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or ethromycin?

Neither: Vantin (cefpodoxime) is a cephalosporin: not a penicillin, but somewhat related. Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline, completely unrelated to both penicillins and macrolides (the class of drugs that Erythromycin belongs to). ...Read more

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Dx of pyelonephritis today. Iv antibiotics at the ER and prescription for vantin (cefpodoxime) for tomorrow. Currently I'm dizzy and my vision is blurry, are those symptoms?

Report to doctor...: You're getting the top-gun antibiotics for pyelonephritis. It may cause nausea and vomiting in 1.5 — 4% of users. To prove drug side effects, recurrent use proves the concern with high alert and watch is the must. In your scenario, do you feel dizzy on standing? If so, check blood pressure and pulse, and watch with care. In doubt, see doctor for assessment.

Best wish... ...Read more

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Can you use cefpodoxime for a tooth abcess?

Can you use cefpodoxime for a tooth abcess?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Cefpodoxime antibiotic is suitable with wine?

Cefpodoxime antibiotic is suitable with wine?

No: You are taking an antibiotic to help you get better from an infection. The best plan is to avoid any alcohol until you have finished your antibiotic course. ...Read more

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Is gynozol and cefpodoxime safe to be taken while pregnant to treat an uti.?

Is gynozol and cefpodoxime safe to be taken while pregnant to treat an uti.?

Not proven: There have not been any drug trials of these medications during pregnancy. The Best advice is to try android (methyltestosterone) either whilst pregnant as effects are unknown. Best & safest antibiotics during pregnancy are amoxicillin or nitrofurantoin (Macrodantuin) Hopefully UTI organism is sensitive to one of these. Either way, best to discuss with your OB Dr. ...Read more

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Can you take cefpodoxime antibiotic with red wine?

Can you take cefpodoxime antibiotic with red wine?

Sure: A glass of red wine (or two) should not adversely impact absorption of cefpodoxime. All in moderation though... ...Read more

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Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Yes, ...: Cefpodoxime is a third-generation cephlosporin, working well for uncomplicated UTI and gonorrhea; so, most likely, it will work well for you, but it is nice to know the selection of antibiotics for epididymo-orchitis is based on experience and assumption if no genito-urinary bacteria could be identified from urine or urethral specimen. So, take it and see. If not working as expected, reassessed. ...Read more

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My 11 years old son has fever TLC count was 9400 first day Dr gave cefpodoxime 3 days nw TLC is 15500 dr gave ceftriaxone ing 2gm in morning 1 gm eve?

TLC ?: If you are getting T-lymphocyte counts, I assume you have a more complex immune system than you are describing in the question. If it's total lymphocyte count that's another story. Please see an ID specialist for your child if not using your Peds or FP doc to answer questions. Not sure what we're treating and then checking TLC for response to therapy... ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cefpodoxime and doxycycline together at the same time?

Is it safe to take cefpodoxime and doxycycline together at the same time?

Yes : Two different antibiotics with two different mode of action, a cephalosposrin and tetracycline can be used together with no problem (example: Ceftriaxone and doxycyline in std treatment). ...Read more

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I have chickenpox from the last two days. Big blisters on my back. My doctor has given me Ocuvir 800 DT, Cefpodoxime 200 and Beplex. No sign of help.

I have chickenpox from the last two days. Big blisters on my back. My doctor has given me Ocuvir 800 DT, Cefpodoxime 200 and Beplex. No sign of help.

Return To Doctor NOW: Ocuvir (Acyclovir), antiviral drug used for those at risk to develop severe chickenpox (over 12 yrs of age, certain underlying disorders, & more); can shorten duration of symptoms & development of nerve pain. Patients usually note slight to moderate symptom relief. Adults have high risk of severe illness; some may require Immune Globulin. Return to your doctor NOW for recheck & prompt intervention ...Read more

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My 10 month baby has fever 102f and doctor diagnodsed throat infecn. He gave pcm and cefpodoxime. After giving pcm still he has fever 101f, not lowering.?

My 10 month baby has fever 102f and doctor diagnodsed throat infecn. He gave pcm and cefpodoxime. After giving pcm still he has fever 101f, not lowering.?

Probably Normal: First of all, how long has the medicine been given. If the infection is bacterial, it still may take several days for the proper antibiotics to work. In fact, most throat infections and fever combos are viral and may take 5-7 days to disappear and the antibiotics do not work anyway. And the fever of 102, while frustrating, is not in and of itself dangerous. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed cefpodoxime for ear infection. Is it safe to also take ibuorofen whike taking this antibiotic?

I've been prescribed cefpodoxime for ear infection. Is it safe to also take ibuorofen whike taking this antibiotic?

Ibuprofen and Cefpod: It sould be safe. I have not come across any known interactions between Ibuprofen and cefpodoxime. ...Read more

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I have middle ear infection with slight discharge but no pain. I', given by ENT doc ofloxacin opth drops + cefpodoxime 200 tbs. Can I go ahead, start?

I have middle ear infection with slight discharge but no pain. I', given by ENT doc ofloxacin opth drops + cefpodoxime 200 tbs. Can I go ahead, start?

Why did you wait: If there was no reason to wait, it is safe to use Ofloxacin eye drops for the ear.
If you are getting worse with a fever or other worsening symptoms, see your ENT before starting as a culture before starting antibiotics may help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin) augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR cefpodoxime any of them?

Can you tell me about verapamil hydrochloride extended-release lescol XL zocor (simuastatin) augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) XR cefpodoxime any of them?

Meds: Verapamil is a blood pressure medication, zocor and Lescol for cholesterol, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and cefpodoxime are antibiotics. You should not be on all these medications at the same time. If so, review your medications with your physician. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Vantin (Definition)

Vantin is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more