The dose of cefpodoxime your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
- Your age
- Your weight
- The type and severity of the infection being treated
- How well your kidneys are functioning
- Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Cefpodoxime Dosage for more information.)
An overdose with cephalosporin medications can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. Seek immediate medical attention if you think you have taken too much cefpodoxime.
(Click Vantin Overdose for more information.)
Cefpodoxime tablets should be stored at room temperature. The powder used to make the liquid suspension should be stored at room temperature until it is mixed by your pharmacist. After it is mixed, it should be kept under refrigeration and must be discarded after 14 days.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Cefpodoxime?
If you forget to take your dose of cefpodoxime, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Vantin).