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Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, including sinus infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea and urinary tract infections (UTIs). It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Vantin is the brand-name version of this medicine.
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About Cefpodoxime Proxetil
How does it work?
Cefpodoxime Proxetil stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections. It prevents bacteria from making a protective covering they need to survive.
What does it treat?
This medication treats many different bacterial infections, including sinus infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), pneumonia and more. It won’t work for viral infections, like the flu or common cold.
What forms does it come in?
This sinus infection medicine can be taken as a tablet or a liquid suspension. It’s taken by mouth, usually twice a day.
Please note that Cefpodoxime Proxetil liquid suspension is not listed among the available options on the Dr. B platform at this time.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil vs. Vantin
Vantin is a brand name for Cefpodoxime Proxetil. Brand name and generic medicines work the same way to treat conditions like sinus infections. Generic medicines can be less expensive, depending on your insurance coverage.
The brand drug Vantin is not currently available on the platform.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a sinus infection prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Cefpodoxime 200 mg (14 tablets) start at $33.95.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Cefpodoxime 200 mg (14 tablets)*
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Cefpodoxime Proxetil prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Cefpodoxime Proxetil?
- Treats many different infections
- Kills bacteria
- Reduces sinus pressure from sinus infections
- Helps you feel better in a few days
- Safe for most people
Who should not take this medication?
- People who are allergic to it
- People with allergies to cephalosporin antibiotics
- Anyone with severe allergies to penicillins
- People with certain kidney or gastrointestinal problems
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People who are taking certain medications
Always tell your provider about your medical history and any other medications you’re taking before starting this treatment.
Also let them know if you take Probenecid (a gout medicine) or if you regularly use over-the-counter antacids like Tums or Pepcid-AC. These medicines can change how Cefpodoxime works in your body or raise the chance of side effects.
How do you take this medication?
The tablets should be taken with food so your body absorbs it better. The liquid suspension can be taken with or without food. Always finish the full course of treatment, even if you start feeling better, to make sure the infection is completely gone.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Just don’t take extra medicine or double-doses if it’s almost time for your next dose.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much Cefpodoxime Proxetil can lead to severe side effects, such as stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. Always follow your healthcare provider's recommended dosage.
If you’ve taken too much Cefpodoxime Proxetil, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Cefpodoxime Proxetil online?
You can get help for your sinus infection pain with a convenient, online consultation at Dr. B. Just fill out a short health questionnaire to get started. A licensed medical provider will review your answers to see if a prescription is right for you.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
It’s possible to have side effects while using this medicine. These are usually mild and get better when you stop taking Cefpodoxime. But if your symptoms are severe, or if you have any concerns, let your medical provider know immediately.
The most common side effects are:
- Yeast infections
- Stomach pain
Get emergency help or let your health provider know right away if you have more serious side effects, like severe diarrhea, breathing problems, hives or rash. These could be a sign of a life-threatening reaction.