Vantin (Cefpodoxmine Proxetil)
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Vantin is an antibacterial drug of the 3 generation with the expressed bactericidal action. Chiefly this antibiotic affects the cell wall of the microorganism by reducing its protection and gradually destroying it. Due to the fast pharmacological action on the pathogenic microorganisms Vantin reduces all symptoms of the disease within 3-5 days.
The international name and at the same time the main active component of the drug is Cefpodoxime.
This remedy is often used for the treatment of the infectious diseases of the respiratory tracts and HENT-organs. The most popular diseases which are cure by this antibiotic are tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
The antibiotic is seldom used for the treatment of the skin infections and infections of the urinary system.
Vantin is stable to the action of betalactamase and inhibits the most of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Only a small amount of the known at the moment microorganisms is resistant to the components included to this antibiotic.
The dosage and recommendations to the use of Vantin are established individually. The length of the treatment and dose depend on the site of the infection, disease severity, and type of the infection.
- The initial recommended dose of Vantin is 200-400 mg 2 times a day.
The tablets must be taken with the interval of 12 hours. If you have forgotten to take the tablet and it is time for the next usage, do not take the double dose.
The dose is reduced by two times for patients who have the expressed disorders of the kidney functions.
The length of the use is 7-14 days. If the symptoms of the disease are reduced in the course of the treatment, it is necessary to continue the use of the antibiotic until the term indicated by the doctor.
- Vantin antibiotic is prohibited for pregnant women and women in the period of the breast-feeding. This drug passes though the breast milk and may worsen a baby’s health.
- It is contraindicated to take the antibiotic in case of the high sensitivity to Cefpodoxime.
- The light side effects such as giddiness, vomiting, stomachache, low appetite, blood from the rectum, sleep disorder, nightmares, weakness, and anxiety may appear in the first 2-3 days of the drug usage.
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