You may receive 200 mg of cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin®) to treat certain bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, strep throat, or ear infections. The specific dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on several factors, such as your age, weight, and the type and severity of the infection being treated.
Cefpodoxime comes as tablets or an oral suspension (liquid). It is available in the following strengths:
Cefpodoxime 100 mg tablets
Cefpodoxime 200 mg tablets
Cefpodoxime 50 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension
Cefpodoxime 100 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension.
This prescription antibiotic is usually taken twice daily. Side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and yeast infections.
(For more details, click Cefpodoxime. This full-length article provides more information on this drug, including tips on how to get the most out of each dose.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed October 2, 2012.
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National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed October 2, 2012.
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