Cefpodoxime is a third-generation semi-synthetic oral antibiotic with bactericidal activity. Cefpodoxime is in a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. It is active against most Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Cefpodoxime is commonly prescribed to treat following bacterial infections caused by susceptible pathogens: upper respiratory tract infections (such as tonsillitis and bacterial sinusitis), lower respiratory tract infections (such as various bronchitis and bacterial pneumonia). Cefpodoxime is also widely used to treat acute middle ear infection (otitis media) and gonorrhea.
Cefpodoxime can be purchased in the forms of film-coated tablets and granules for suspension. It is taken orally for 5 to 14 days depending on the situation. Cefpodoxime in the form of tablets should be taken with food. The suspension can be taken with or without food.
Cefpodoxime is sold worldwide only as generic versions of the already discontinued brand name called Vantin.
Remember, that Cefpodoxime should not be used for any kind of attempts to treat viral infections. Antibiotics are not a treatment for viral infections, moreover, such treatment attempts can harm your body.