What is Vantin?

Cefpodoxime is an oral, third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is active against most Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms. Notable exceptions include Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus, and Bacteroides fragilis. Currently, it is only marketed as generic preparations in the USA, according the FDA Orange Book. It is commonly used to treat acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and gonorrhea. It also finds use as oral continuation therapy when intravenous cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone) are no longer necessary for continued treatment.

Pfizer, the parent company of Pharmacia & Upjohn, markets cefpodoxime proxetil under the trade name C-Doxim for veterinary use. The dose range in dogs is 5–10 mg/kg body weight, administered orally, once a day.

Finecure, India markets the products under trade name Cefpo.

Cefpodoxime inhibits cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in cell walls. It has well established pharmacokinetic profile with absorption of 50%. It is indicated in community acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

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Hi my 5 year old daughter complained yesterday of itchiness in vaginal area, i checked with a Dipstick her urine and it showed positive leukocytes...

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Answer 1. Yes positive leucocytes (pus cells) in urine indicate most probably an infection. Itchiness in...

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Bartholin cyst burst during hot compress. Mainly blood came out. Had already been prescribed vantin, topical antibiotic, and sitz baths w/...

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Spontaneous ruptures and rupture during compression can happen. If there is no pus and no signs of infection, it will settle by itself. You...

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Mom is 92. Developed pain and redness and now a small pocket of pus on top corner of big toe. 3 days ago primary doc saw her and said infected...

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Cefpodoxime is a good Antibiotic.

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I have seen many cases of Ingrowing toe nail with infection causing redness and...

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