Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:19 am

Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Uses of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Bacterial Infections (Respiratory Tract Infections)

Side effects of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

The most common side effects of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup are – Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Dryness In Mouth, Altered Taste, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Fever, Constipation, Allergic Reaction, Impaired Concentration, Sweating, Headache

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Do not use Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup if you are allergic to – Cefpodoxime

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup works

Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup contains – Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final step in the crosslinking of peptidoglycan strands. Peptidoglycan makes cell membranes rigid and protective. Without it, bacterial cells rupture and die.

Dosage of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

The dosage of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

If you forget to take a dose of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

Overdose symptoms – Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain.

Onset of Action Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

It takes about 1 to 2 hours to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 12 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Not found any harmful side effects with alcohol consumption. However; consult your doctor before consumption.

Pregnancy

It is safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Breastfeeding

This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Driving

This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup

Q.1) Can I buy Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup. Q.2) What are the usages of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup? Ans. Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup is used to treat Bacterial Infections (Respiratory Tract Infections). Q.3) How to use Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup? Ans. It is usually taken twice a day (After every 12 hours) with or without food. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Q.4) How does Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup work? Ans. Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup contains Cefpodoxime. Cefpodoxime interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final step in the crosslinking of peptidoglycan strands. Peptidoglycan makes cell membranes rigid and protective. Without it, bacterial cells rupture and die. Q.5) Is Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup safe to use? Ans. It is safe to use Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup if you are not allergic to antibiotics and Cefpodoxime. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.6) What are the side effects of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup? Ans. The common side effects of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Dryness In Mouth, Altered Taste, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Fever, Constipation, Allergic Reaction, Impaired Concentration, Sweating, Headache. Q.7) Is Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup banned in India? Ans. Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup? Ans. Any harmful side effects with consumption of alcohol are not found. However; please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup last? Ans. Effect of Cepodem 100mg/5ml Syrup lasts for an average of 12 hours.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Cefoprox 100mg/5ml Dry Syrup  ( Cipla Ltd. )

128.00  30ml Bottle Tablets Strip

Interaction

Drug :- aminoglycosides, loop diuretics: Increased risk of nephrotoxicity.

antacids, H2-receptor antagonists: Reduced bioavailability and blood level of cefpodoxime.

oral anticholinergics: Delayed peak blood level of cefpodoxime.

probenecid: Possibly increased and prolonged blood cefpodoxime level.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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