Cefpodoxime is a Cephalosporin antibiotic used against a broad spectrum of bacterial infections, inhibiting bacterial growth. However, it does not affect viral infections. It should be taken orally twice daily along with food to aid in enhanced absorption. Stomachache, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, sore throat, oral ulcers, joint pain, seizures, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, etc., are the side effects of taking this drug.
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What happens if my 2-year-old daughter overdoses with fever medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 2 and a half years old, and due to a low-grade fever, she was prescribed one teaspoon of Opox 50. But accidentally, my wife gave her one teaspoon of Opox 100 last night. My daughter started vomiting at 2.30 AM. She complained of a little headache too. Is this a serious i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be an episode of an overdose of Cefpodoxime. One of the adverse effects of Cefpodoxime is vomiting, and in her case, since the medicine was given in a higher quantity, it may have lead to vomiting. But, do not worry. Whenever something like this happens, ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have been suffering from a fever for the last week. The doctor told me that I was suffering from typhoid. He suggested PECEF Duo 200, Penxo-D, and Zall-XP. I have attached the reports. I have used these medicines for the last three days, but I still have a temper... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) do show high titers of Salmonella typhi O and H antigens. The treatment offered with antibiotics, Cefpodoxime 200 mg twice a day, is to be taken ideally for 10 days along with Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperi... Read Full »
Is Cefpodoxime safe for a person who had liver injury with Amoxicillin-Clavulanate?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a painful sore throat and tonsillitis for two weeks. I am allergic to Penicillin and earlier had Amoxicillin-Clavulanate antibiotic-induced elevated SGOT and SGPT of the liver. With treatment, I fully recovered. Now, this time, the doctor prescribed Cefpodoxime inst... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cefpodoxime and Amoxicillin being different classes of drugs, will not cause an allergy if the other one causes. Cefpodoxime is safe in patients with liver injury, at least in moderate doses. For the throat problem, I would advise in addition to antibiotics, some goo... Read Full »
Can mucosal polyp in maxillary sinus cause headache?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old second year MBBS student. I have been suffering from central headaches for the past two years. It is progressing in frequency and intensity. It increases on bending, sneezing and straining. It is mild to moderate in intensity and occurs almost four days a week. My doct... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is chronic maxillary sinusitis secondary to mucosal polyp and so go for a CT paranasal sinus. It will tell about the dimensions of mucosal polyp and its operability. Till then, I suggest you the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with h... Read Full »
Why is there a continuous rise in temperature despite taking antibiotics?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 71 years old. He had a fever for a week, and the temperature raised up to 104 during the night along with frequent urination. Two days ago, the fever came down to 98.4 for five hours but again increased to 102.3 despite taking the same antibiotics. He is taking tablet G... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your father has sepsis, and the antibiotics are inadequate because both Gudcef (Cefpodoxime) and Monocef (Ceftriaxone) belong to the same group and have the same mechanism of ... Read Full »
Is tablet Cefpodoxime safe during pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 weeks pregnant and tested positive for leukocytes. And my report states that no significant bacterial growth is seen. They prescribed me Cefpodoxime. Should I take it, and is it safe for the baby? Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The antibiotic prescribed is relatively safe during pregnancy. It would help if you took it, as there is a bacterial infection in your urinary tract, which is not very significant. But there are always chances of flaring up, which can lead to failure of p... Read Full »
I suffer from ear pain after I tried to remove ear wax. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from ear pain for the last two days and it has become really serious now. The entire right side of my face has gone numb and I am not able to hear properly in my right ear. I can listen to some hissing sound. I remember cleaning my ear with my fingers and tried to... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms and history of ear cleaning, it is suggestive of otitis externa with ear wax. Do not worry too much. It is a soft tissue infection of your ear canal most probably due to finger nail trauma. You need to take some medication and precautions and it ... Read Full »
Will Augmentin help in smelly ear discharge due to CSOM?
Query: Hello doctor, I have ear discharge for the past two weeks with thick and bad smell pus. I have operated CSOM (chronic suppurative otitis media) of the right ear four years ago. I feel occasional discharge and go to hospitals, but due to COVID-19, I did not go for the past six months. I am using C... Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for providing a detailed description of the problem in concern. You have developed an acute infection of the eardrum, and that is why there is severe discharge. You can consider the following treatment advice. Take a tablet containing a combination of Cefpodoxi... Read Full »
What could cause swelling and irritation in penis?
Query: Helo doctor, My penis is swollen in the front part with itching and irritation from yesterday. I was trying to check online, it says maybe it is balanitis, not sure though. Please guide what needs to be done? I am currently on medications for high BP and uric acid. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very likely to be balanitis with the background of acute infection and swelling. You can take tablet CISMA DT (Cefpodoxime) 200 mg twice a day, tablet NISE (Nimesulide) 100 mg twice a day, Tube Dermiford (for local application) twice a day. Take all these medicine... Read Full »
What causes elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count?
Query: Hi doctor, I got a complete blood profile done about two weeks ago, and my doctor said that my reports were normal. But, my WBC and neutrophil count were low. After doing some internet searches, I am anxious. Although the doctor said it was fine, he gave me some supplements. But lately, I have bee... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your history, I think the reason for your low WBC is stress and raised liver enzymes is because of fatty liver, which is a benign condition. Moderately low WBC coun... Read Full »