Polypod 200mg Tablet
Polypod 200mg Tablet

Polypod 200mg Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
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Medical Description

Polypod Tablet contains cefpodoxime as its active ingredient. It is an antibiotic medicine. Polypod Tablet is used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, urina...
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ContainsCefpodoxime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Polypod 200 MG

Polypod Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infection caused by various susceptible bacterial organisms mainly of the ear, nose, urinary tract, throat, chest and lungs.

Contraindications of Polypod 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any of the other ingredients of Polypod Tablet.
  • If you have a history of severe allergy (hypersensitivity) reaction to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics.

Side effects of Polypod 200 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fungal infection
  • Vertigo
  • Cough
  • Feeling tired

Precautions and Warnings of Polypod 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Polypod Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Polypod Tablet on pregnancy. Thus it should be used only if prescribed by the doctor after assessing the benefit and need.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Polypod Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • There is limited information about the effect of Polypod Tablet on breastfeeding. It is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with this medicine. If you are taking this medicin...
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Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Polypod Tablet?
A:
Polypod Tablet can cause confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits, if you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Polypod Tablet?
A:
Alcohol should be avoided along with Polypod Tablet as it can worsen the side effects such as sweating, headache, increased heartbeat, redness of the skin.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any severe allergic reactions after taking this medicine.
  • You develop watery and bloody diarrhoea.
  • You have had an allergy to medicines called cephalosporins or penicillins.
  • You are on any other antibiotics
  • You have any kidney disorders.
  • You have a history of gastrointestinal disease.

Mode of Action of Polypod 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefpodoxime controls the growth of bacteria and kills them by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall.

Directions for Use of Polypod 200 MG

Polypod Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results and you should not consume it mor...
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Interactions of Polypod 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Polypod Tablet 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 interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, im...
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Storage and disposal of Polypod 200 MG

  • Store Polypod Tablet at or below 25°C.
  • Protect from light and moisture.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pet.

Dosage of Polypod 200 MG

Overdose

Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken too much of Polypod Tablet. Overdose symptoms may include stomach pain, diarrhoea, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Missed a Dose

It is advisable not to miss any doses of antibiotic. If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedu...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I have flu and running nose, can I take Polypod Tablet?

  • No, you should not self-medicate yourself with Polypod 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 Polypod 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 Polypod Tablet safe and effective?

A: Polypod 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.
Product Details
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POLYPOD
Last Updated on: 15 May 2021 | 11:11 AM (IST)
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