Cefpower Dry Suspension 40/5ml contains cefpodoxime proxetil, which is an antibiotic medication belonging to the cephalosporin class. It is formulated as a dry suspension for oral administration. Cefpodoxime proxetil is converted to its active form, cefpodoxime, in the body and works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
- Bacterial Infections: Cefpower Dry Suspension is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia), urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and otitis media (ear infections). It helps eliminate the bacteria responsible for the infection and alleviate associated symptoms.
- Gastrointestinal Upset: Common side effects of Cefpower Dry Suspension include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These side effects are usually mild and transient. Taking the suspension with food can help minimize gastrointestinal discomfort.
- Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, individuals may experience allergic reactions to cefpodoxime proxetil. Signs of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Immediate medical attention should be sought if any allergic symptoms occur.
- Superinfection: Prolonged or repeated use of Cefpower Dry Suspension may result in the development of superinfections caused by resistant bacteria or fungi. If new infections or worsening symptoms occur during or after treatment, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.
When Not to Use:
- Hypersensitivity: Individuals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to cefpodoxime proxetil or any components of Cefpower Dry Suspension should not use this medication.
- Severe Allergic Reactions: Cefpower Dry Suspension should be avoided in individuals who have experienced severe allergic reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis) to other cephalosporin antibiotics or penicillins, as there may be cross-reactivity.
- Colitis: Cefpodoxime proxetil should not be used in individuals with a history of colitis or gastrointestinal inflammation, as it may exacerbate these conditions.
- Reduced Kidney Function: Cefpower Dry Suspension should be used with caution in individuals with reduced kidney function or renal impairment, as dosage adjustments may be necessary.
- Phenylketonuria: The Cefpower Dry Suspension formulation contains aspartame, which is a source of phenylalanine. Individuals with phenylketonuria, a metabolic disorder, should be aware of this and monitor their intake accordingly.
Note: This is a general overview of Cefpower Dry Suspension 40/5ml (cefpodoxime proxetil), and it is important to consult a healthcare professional for specific information regarding your condition and individual circumstances.