What is Cepodem XP DT?

Cepodem XP DT Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Pharyngitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Bacterial Infections, Urinary Tract Infection, Gonorrhea, Pneumonia and other conditions. Cepodem XP DT Tablet contains Cefpodoxime, and Clavulanic Acid as active ingredients. Cepodem XP DT Tablet works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria; blocking the activity of beta lactamase chemical;

Cepodem XP DT Tablet Uses

Cepodem XP DT Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Pharyngitis
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Gonorrhea
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Infections After Surgery

Cepodem XP DT Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Cepodem XP DT Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

Interfering with the formation of the bacteria.

Blocking the activity of beta lactamase chemical.

Cepodem XP DT Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Cepodem XP DT Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Cefpodoxime (100 MG)
  • Clavulanic Acid (62.5 MG)

Cepodem XP DT Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cepodem XP DT Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Dizziness
  • Pain In Lower Legs
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain Or Tenderness Around The Eyes
  • Cheekbones
  • Loss Of Appetite

Cepodem XP DT Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Allergic to cefpodoxime
  • Be careful if you have penicillin-associated jaundice or skin rash, kidney or liver dysfunction
  • Blood clotting problem
  • Consult your doctor if you develop Allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Do not take cefpodoxime within 2 hours of antacids or H2 antagonists

Cepodem XP DT Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cepodem XP DT Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cepodem XP DT Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Aluminium carbonate
  • Citric acid
  • Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Famotidine
  • Gentamycin
  • Levonorgestrel

Cepodem XP DT Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Cepodem XP DT Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Cepodem XP DT Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Clostridium difficile bacteria related colitis
  • Glandular fever
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Penicillin hypersensitivity

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Cepodem XP DT Tablet

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cepodem XP DT Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Storage of Cepodem XP DT Tablet

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cepodem XP DT Tablet.

Expired Cepodem XP DT Tablet

Taking a single dose of expired Cepodem XP DT Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

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