Cefpodoxime + Dicloxacillin tablets are a combination medicine composed of two antibiotic drugs. The medication is indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections in the urinary tract, ears, nose, throat, chest, and lungs. Bacterial infection occurs when a harmful bacterial cell invades the body and rapidly multiplies causing infection. The bacterial infection can affect any body part and cause severe health effects. The combination medicine works by hampering the formation of the bacterial cell wall, a protective covering necessary for their survival and thereby damaging the bacterial cell wall and killing bacteria.
Take the tablets as per the prescribed dosage and duration, by the doctor. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with water. Some users may experience side effects such as vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, indigestion, or vaginal itching. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients used in the tablets or similar types of medicines. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
Uses of Cefpodoxime + Dicloxacillin Tablets
Cefpodoxime and Dicloxacillin are two broad-spectrum antibiotics that target aerobic and anaerobic gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The medication works by preventing cell wall formation in the bacterial cells which are essential for their survival. This way the medications kill the bacterial cell and control the infection rate. The tablets are prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections in the following places:
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Bacterial Infections
- Skin Infections
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Side Effects of Cefpodoxime + Dicloxacillin Tablets
Mostly the side effects are moderate to temporary and do not last for a long time. The side effects are individualistic and vary in all users. The side effects usually depend on the health condition and response to the medicine. If your side effects last for more than 2 -3 days or get severe with time, immediately consult your doctor. The list of side effects is given below:
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal itching
- Epigastric Pain
- Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
Some drugs may interact with each other and cause severe health effects. therefore, it is suggested to not take this medicine with the following mentioned drugs. The drugs may also interact with certain food items or health conditions.
Interaction with Medicine:
- blood thinner (warfarin)
- diuretics (furosemide)
- antibiotics (azithromycin)
Interaction with Diseases:
- kidney or liver problems
- blood clotting disorder,
- intestinal disorder such as inflammation of the large intestine
Precautions and Warnings
1. Pregnant and lactating women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
2. Avoid consuming alcohol with the medicine as it may interact with the medicine.
3. The medicine is known to cause dizziness hence, avoid doing any work that requires you to mentally concentrate.
4. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of expired and discarded medicines.
5. Complete the prescribed course of medicine, even if you start feeling better.
6. Store the medicine in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
7. The medicine may reduce the effectiveness of contraceptive methods, hence, discuss with your doctor other birth control methods.