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.
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