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Cefpodoxime: Oral tablet

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Available Strengths
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Cefpodoxime 100mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ 438 
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Cefpodoxime 200mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: SZ 439 
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Cefpodoxime 100mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: 522 
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Cefpodoxime 200mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: 523 
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Cefpodoxime 200mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: C  |  62
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Cefpodoxime 100mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX 520 
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Cefpodoxime 200mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX 521 
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Cefpodoxime 200mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: C  |  62
How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Cefpodoxime: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

CEFPODOXIME (sef pode OX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Vantin: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Cefpodoxime: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
60.06%
39.94%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
11.95%
14.38%
25.36%
48.3%
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