Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)
What is Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) used for?
Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) is a wide spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of infections. The medication operates by by inhibiting the reproduction of the bacteria and the production of its cell walls. This prevents the spread of the infection and can help destroy the existing bacteria. The medication is commonly used to treat lung infections, urinary tract infections, ear infections, throat infections, and sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria such as Gonorrhea. Note that it will only be effective for treating bacterial infections and will not be useful for those caused by a virus or fungus. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions not listed in this guide.
How should I use Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)?
Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulnate) is normally prescribed to be taken once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medicine before being told to do so, even if the symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)?
Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, fever, flu symptoms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, unusual swelling, urinary retention, sensitive skin, easier bruising, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) if you are lactose intolerant, fructose intolerant, allergic to aspartame, allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics, or if the patient is a child under fifteen days old. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or if you have decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause complications requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Clavpod (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.