Vantin® (cefpodoxime)

What is Vantin generic (cefpodoxime)?

Vantin generic belongs to cephalospor in group of antibiotics which fight against bacterial infection in your body.Vantin generic effectively treats various serious and life threatening bacterial infections in your body.Vantin genericis used for various other conditions which are not mentioned here.

What is the most important information I should know about Vantin generic (cefpodoxime)?

If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or other cephalosporin antibiotics like ceftin, omnicef, cefzil, you must not take cefpodoxime.You must inform your doctor about all your medical conditions like renal disorder or intestinal disease. If you are allergic to penicillin you must update your doctor.Cefpodoxime may cause symptomatic relief even before the infection inside the body completely subsides. You must not discontinue cefpodoxime before completing the medication course. Doing otherwise will cause recurrent infections resistant to antibiotic. Cefpodoxime is ineffective for viral infections such as flu or common cold.Cefpodoxime may cause diarrhea but that may be due to some infection also. So you must consult your doctor if you have watery or bloody motions. Don’t take anti-diarrhea medication without doctors advice.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Vantin generic (cefpodoxime)?

If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or other cephalospor in antibiotics like ceftin, omnicef, cefzil, you must not take cefpodoxime. Other medications which may react with cefpodoxime may be:

  • cefaclor (Raniclor);
  • cefadroxil (Duricef);
  • cefazolin (Ancef);
  • cefdinir (Omnicef);
  • cefditoren (Spectracef);
  • cefixime (Suprax);
  • cefprozil (Cefzil);
  • ceftibuten (Cedax);
  • cefuroxime (Ceftin);
  • cephalexin (Keflex); or
  • cephradine (Velosef)

You must inform your doctor about all your medical conditions like renal disorder or intestinal disease. If you are allergic to penicillin you must update your doctor. Dosage adjustment may be needed in some medical conditions.FDA pregnancy category B. Cefpodoxime does not harm fetus but you must keep your doctor informed about your pregnancy status.Cefpodoxime gets excreted into breast milk and may harm a lactating baby. Nursing mothers must not use this medication without doctors advice.

Vantin generic (cefpodoxime) side effects

Symptoms of cefpodoxamine allergy may be shortness of breath, hives, swelling of face, throat, lips or tongue, fainting or rash.

Some of the serious side effects of ceftin are:

  • severe skin allergy causing peeling or blistering
  • skin pain
  • spreading red or purple skin rash that spreads to the upper body or face
  • watery or bloody stools
  • difficulty in cognition
  • fever, swelling of face, tongue
  • burning eyes
  • dark color urine
  • seizures, confusion, weakness
  • pain, muscle weakness, excessive tingling
  • easy bleeding or bruising
  • loss of appetite, upper stomachache

Some of the less serious ceftin side effects may be:

  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomachache
  • itching, skin rash
  • vaginal itching, discharge, yeast infection of vagina
  • mouth or throat white patches
  • stuffy noise
  • nightmares, insomnia
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • redness of skin
  • anxiety
  • restlessness
  • fatigue
  • vertigo

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Seek doctor’s advice about side effects. You may inform about side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss any dose you can take it when you remember but if it’s time for the next dose do not take double dose at single time. If you missed just one dose, continue to take the rest of the dosages at regular intervals.

What happens if I overdose?

Contact poison helpline for drug overdose at 1-800-222-1222 FREE .Symptoms of cefpodoxime overdose may be nausea, vomiting, stomachache, and diarrhea.

What should I avoid while taking Vantin generic (cefpodoxime)?

Cefpodoxime may cause diarrhea but that may be due to some infection also. So you must consult your doctor if you have watery or bloody motions. Don’t take anti-diarrhea medication without doctors advice.

How should I take Vantin generic (cefpodoxime)?

You must follow the prescription instructions and take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.do not alter the dosage or duration of medication without seeking medical advice.Vantin generic must be taken with 1 full glass of water.Cefpodoxime tablet must be taken with meal and oral suspension (liquid) may be empty stomach.Cefpodoxime oral suspension (liquid) must be shaken well before use and must be taken with food. You must measure the quantity of medicine with the proper device like dose measuring cup or spoon and not with the feeding spoon. If you don’t have the appropriate measuring device, you must buy one from the chemist shop.cefpodoxime raises urine glucose levels and may give false results with the lab tests. You must inform your doctor about cefpodoxime intake.Cefpodoxime may cause symptomatic relief even before the infection inside the body completely subsides. You must not discontinue cefpodoxime before completing the medication course. Doing otherwise will cause recurrent infections resistant to antibiotic. cefpodoxime is ineffective for viral infections such as flu or common cold.Store cefpodoxime tablets in a dry place at room temperature.Cefpodoxime oral suspension must be stores in refrigerator but must not be freezed. Discard any remaining suspension after 14 days of opening the bottle.

Reviews for Cefpodoxime

For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: had to quit the drug because of diarrhea

Vantin generic (cefpodoxime) for Bladder Infection:  very effective for UTIs

Vantin generic (cefpodoxime) for Bronchitis:  had severe diarrhea which continued even after discontinuing the drug. I also felt fatigue and malaise as the side effect of cefpodoxime.