Available as tablets or a liquid, cefpodoxime is usually taken twice daily to treat various bacterial infections. The dosage will be based on the person's age and weight, the type and severity of the infection, and other factors. This prescription drug works by preventing the bacteria from making cell walls. Yeast infections, nausea, and diarrhea are possible side effects.

What Is Cefpodoxime?

Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin®) is a prescription cephalosporin antibiotic licensed to treat a number of different infections. It is taken by mouth and is approved for use in children as young as two months old.
(Click What Is Cefpodoxime Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, cefpodoxime can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of cefpodoxime include but are not limited to:
(Click Cefpodoxime Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious problems you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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