Vantin

(cefpodoxime)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Our bottom line

Vantin (cefpodoxime) is good for treating many bacterial infections and it works best if you take the full course without stopping.

Quick facts about Vantin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cefpodoxime)
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Upsides

  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in two different forms: tablet and liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) is available as a generic.
  • The suspension may be taken with or without food.

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Downsides

  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Vantin (cefpodoxime) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.
  • You can't take antacids within 2 hours of this drug.
  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) can affect certain lab tests, let all your healthcare providers know that you're taking Vantin (cefpodoxime).

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How it works

Vantin (cefpodoxime) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

Quick facts about Vantin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (cefpodoxime)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Vantin (cefpodoxime) for Bacterial infection

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Side effect rates for Vantin (cefpodoxime)

From 4696 clinical trials of Vantin when taken for bacterial infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Diaper rash/fungal skin rash
  • Other skin rashes
  • Vomiting

Risks and Warnings for Vantin (cefpodoxime)

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  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) can cause diarrhea. This usually goes away after you're done with the medicine. Taking probiotics in the form of yogurt, supplements or drinks a few hours after you take the medication may help. Also, some people rarely can have a form of diarrhea that happens a few weeks after you take an antibiotic. The symptoms include severe pain with loose stools or bloody stools. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.

Common concerns from people taking Vantin (cefpodoxime)

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Food
  • Take the pill with food.
  • The suspension may be taken with or without food.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Vantin (cefpodoxime) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.
Kidneys and liver
  • Vantin (cefpodoxime) gets removed from the body through your kidneys. If your kidneys are not working well it's hard to completely remove Vantin (cefpodoxime) from your body. This could cause more problems to your kidneys. If you have a history of kidney problems, talk to your doctor to see if this drug may be right for you.