Common "Cefpodoxime" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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My father's fever persists despite medication. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am allergic to Penicillin. Is it safe to take Cefpodoxime?

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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. However, there are always chances of flaring up, which can lead to failure of pregnanc...  Read Full »

Is typhoid curable?

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 »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Rahul Kansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Can I give Cefpodoxime to my son who is suffering from fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an 8-year-old son who is suffering from fever for the past three days. We have not taken him to the doctor. We have not done any tests. But we believe that it is an enteric fever. So I brought Cefpodoxime for him. My concern is to know the exact dose of it. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As a parent, I am sure you have to do the best for your son. It is not right to give antibiotics to him without proper guidance. If it is not a confirmed case of enteric fever, it can also be a simple viral fever which may not even need antibiotics. Sometimes, urinary t...  Read Full »

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