Cefpodoxime is an oral third generation
cephalosporin. It is active against most Gram positive and Gram
negative organisms. Notable exceptions include Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, Enterococcus, and Bacteroides fragilis. It is
commonly used to treat acute otitis media, pharyngitis, and
sinusitis. It also finds use as oral continuation therapy when
intravenous cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone) are no longer
necessary for continued treatment.
Ceptrox ® is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a
variety of bacterial infections.
Treatment of infections of respiratory tract, urinary tract,
skin and skin structures; treatment of STDs caused by susceptible
strains of specific microorganisms.
100 to 400 mg every 12 h.
Children 6 mo to 12 yr of age
10 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 h (max 200 mg/dose).
Administer with food to enhance absorption.
Ceptrox ® may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, and headache. If they continue or become severe,
inform your doctor promptly. Other side effects reported with this
medication include anxiety, insomnia and dizziness. Inform your
doctor if any of these effects occur. Unlikely to occur but report
promptly: fever, easy bleeding or bruising, a change in the amount
of urine, seizures. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely,
but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an
allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives,
itching. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact
your doctor or pharmacist.
Any allergies (especially to penicillin or cephalosporin
antibiotics), kidney disease, stomach problems, colitis. Use of
this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a
secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast
infection). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during
pregnancy. Since small amounts of this medication are found in
breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store tablets and capsules at room temperature between 59 and 86
degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and