Vantin

Vantin is an antibiotic and treats infection. Finish taking all of your medication. Even if you feel better, do not stop taking medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Vantin Overview

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Cefpodoxime is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections of the ears, skin, throat, and urinary tract. It is used to treat pneumonia, sinusitis, and bronchitis. It is also used to treat gonorrhea. Cefpodoxime belongs to a group of drugs called cephalosporins. These work to kill bacteria by preventing them from forming a cell wall. 

This medication comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth and is usually taken twice a day.

The suspension can be taken with or without food.

The tablets should be taken with food to enhance absorption. The tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water.

Common side effects of cefpodoxime tablets include diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. Common side effects of cefpodoxime liquid are diarrhea, vomiting, and skin rash.

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Uses of Vantin

Cefpodoxime is a prescription medication used to treat certain infections of the ears, skin, throat, and urinary tract. It is used to treat pneumonia, sinusitis, and bronchitis. It is also used to treat gonorrhea.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Cefpodoxime

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Side Effects of Vantin

Serious side effects have been reported with cefpodoxime. See the "Cefpodoxime Precautions" section.

Common side effects of cefpodoxime include the following:

Tablets

  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • infections of the vagina including fungal infections
  • headache

Liquid:

  • diarrhea
  • skin rash
  • diaper rash in infants
  • vomiting

This is not a complete list of cefpodoxime side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.