Cefoprox Tablet contains cefpodoxime as its active ingredient. It is an antibiotic medicine. Cefoprox Tablet is used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, urinary tract, stomach and reproductive tract. Cefpodoxime inhibits the formation of the cell wall and kill the various susceptible bacterial organisms. Take this medicine as prescribed and for the prescribed duration. Always complete the course of the treatment, as incomplete treatment may result in treatment failure. Inform your doctor, if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements your take and all the conditions or diseases you have before starting this medicine....
Q: I have flu and running nose, can I take Cefoprox Tablet?
No, you should not self-medicate yourself with Cefoprox Tablet
This medicine is a higher antibiotic meant for severe infections and your doctor will prescribe you the same only if it is essential
This medication is not for viral infections, and generally, flu occurs due to viruses
Q: Can I stop taking Cefoprox Tablet before the prescribed duration?
A: No, finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Though you start feeling better, there is still infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection return in a few days. Also, when one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to these antibiotics and cause severe infections, which are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Is Cefoprox Tablet safe and effective?
A: Cefoprox Tablet is safe and effective if you take it at the dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, the chance of recurrence of the infection increases, while an overdose of this medicine can lead to serious health consequences.