Cefpodoxime Side Effects

People who took cefpodoxime during clinical studies most commonly reported problems such as diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. In most cases, side effects tend to be minor and easy to treat. However, there may be some reactions, such as watery or bloody diarrhea, that are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Cefpodoxime

Just like any medicine, cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with cefpodoxime. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Cefpodoxime Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of cefpodoxime are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an overdose, such as:
    • Seizures
    • Coma
    • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea, which may start while taking the drug or even quite a while after treatment ends
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Redness of the face
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
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