Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)
What is Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) used for?
Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) is an oral medication used to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of bacterial infections. It contains a cephalosporin antibiotic along with another ingredient used to overcome resistances in bacteria to certain treatments. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. This makes it useful for treating gonorrhea or infections affecting the skin, soft tissues, urinary tract, middle ear, or respiratory tract. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)?
Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken twice each day for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and can be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not stop using the medication, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be eliminated and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, flu symptoms, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling or weight gain, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduce frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in some cases to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate) if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics, lactose intolerant, allergic to aspartame, or if the patient being treated is a young child under fifteen days old. Also inform your physician if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clavpod 325 (Cefpodoxime/Potassium Clavulanate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.