Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

Molecule Description

Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid is a combination medicine. It is used to tr...
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Uses of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin, ear, respiratory tract, urinary tract, lungs, throat and tonsil and sexually transmitted diseases.

Contraindications of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

When should one not use Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime proxetil, clavulanic acid or similar medicines like cephalosporin class of antibiotics.
  • If you have problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you have fits
  • If you have an infection that is caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile.

Side effects of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash

Precautions and Warnings of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid



Can I take Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid during pregnancy?
Consult your doctor before using Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid during pregnancy as limited safety information is available. The doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid while breastfeeding?
Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid passes into breast milk in low amounts. Thus, your doctor will decide on either discontinuing the medicine or breastfeeding after assessing the potential risk on breastfeeding infant over the risk of delayed treatment on breastfeeding mother.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid?
Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid may make you feel dizzy, thus you need to be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid?
Avoid consuming alcohol with Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid, as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience persistent diarrhoea while on treatment or even after discontinuing Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid.
  • You have a history of allergic reactions to any antibiotic medicine.
  • You consume alcohol regularly

Mode of Action of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

How Does It Work?

  • Cefpodoxime controls the growth of bacteria and kills them by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall. However, the bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases) that can destroy Cefpodoxime.
  • Clavulanic acid inactivates this enzyme and hence helps Cefpodoxime to function optimally.

Interactions of Cefpodoxime Proxetil+Clavulanic Acid

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat gout or are taking other medicines like cyclosporine, cisplatin, indomethacin, etc.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid an antibiotic medicine?

A: Yes, it is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: In which all dosage forms is cefpodoxime proxetil+clavulanic acid available?

A: Cefpodoxime proxetil+Clavulanic acid is available in the form of tablets, capsules, syrup, suspension, oral drops, dry syrup and dry suspension.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)
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