KEPODIL 200
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KEPODIL 200

August 1, 2015

KEPODIL 200 is a brand of Cefpodoxime which is 3rd Generation Cephalosporin Antibiotic. It is bactericidal & broad spectrum against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria with enhanced anti-staphylococcal activity and stability in the presence of several beta lactamases.

Mode of Action: It works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis

Indications and dose:

Community Acquired pneumonia: 200 mg BID for 14 days
Pharyngitis/tonsillitis: 100 mg BID for 5-10 days
Acute maxillary sinusitis: 200 mg BID for 14 days
Skin & Soft Tissue infections: 400 mg BID for 7-14 days
Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections: 100 mg BID for 7 days
Sexually Transmitted disease: 200 mg single dose

Paediatric Dose :10mg/Kg/day
Typhoid fever : 20mg/Kg/day
Max Paediatric Dose: 400 mg/day

RISK CATEGORIES:

Pregnancy: Category B
Lactation: Has been reported to appear in human milk. Breast feeding should be discontinued when taking Cefpodoxime.
Pediatrics: Safe even in 15 days old baby
Geriatrics: Safe in old patients.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity reactions to penicillin, cephalosporins and other beta-lactam antibiotics, beta-lactamase inhibitors or any excipient used in the formulations.

Precautions: Caution advised in patients receiving diuretics concurrently.

Adverse effects: Diarrhoea, nausea, vaginal fungal infections, vomiting, headache.