Vantin (Cefpodoxime 100 mg)
€41.20 – €166.90
Generic Vantin is no different from the branded drug that costs several times more money. Basically, it is the same drug simply made by different pharmaceutical companies. The name of the antibiotic under which it is known in any corner of the world is Cefpodoxime. It is a wide spectrum antibiotic drug effective contra the majority of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria that cause throat infections, sinusitis, otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract inflammatory diseases, and so on. The medication can be used by adults and teenagers. Find out more about the dosages from our article.
Brand name: Vantin
Generic name: Cefpodoxime
Indications: Infections of upper and lower respiratory tract, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Urinary tract infections, Acute gonorrhea (urethral, cervical), Anorectal infections in women, Infections of the skin and soft tissues, Cystitis
Benefits: Effectively treats bacterial infections in convenient oral use at home
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Generic Vantin (Cefpodoxime 100 mg) guide:
What is the drug marketed as Generic Vantin?
Generic Vantin is a collective name for all medicines that are created with the use of the same formula as the brand-name medicine Vantin. All of the available generics have their own registered official names but this term is used when a customer doesn’t know the trade name of the preparation but wants to buy a cheaper analog of the branded drug. It is very convenient but not in all countries the drug is even known under this brand name. The internationally approved and recognized name for the medication is Cefpodoxime. This name is familiar to all pharmacists around the world. You can either ask for Cefpodoxime or Generic Cefpodoxime – you will certainly get the right drug without any problems.
The medication is a semi synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic of the 3rd generation. It has a wide spectrum of bactericidal effect, i.e. it slows down the growth and replication of bacteria of different types. The medicine is effective against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It is prescribed for the treatment of such infectious and inflammatory conditions of the upper and the lower respiratory tract as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, exacerbation of chronic pneumonia, and others.
Is there any difference between Generic Vantin and the branded medication?
Generic medications are made under the license bought from the original drug developer and fully correspond to the original formula and effect to the initial medication. Moreover, the brand-name drugs are not usually the original medications. It is not rare for large pharmaceutical companies to buy the formula from the original drug developer and then advertise it as their own medication. Basically, there is no difference between the so-called generic medication and the widely advertised brand drug. Well, there is a single difference – brand drugs are more expensive than their generic counterparts.
We offer you to buy Generic Vantin at the price lower than your local pharmacies set and even without a prescription so that you could save also on the visits to your doctor. We guarantee that the generics we sell are of the best quality and render absolutely the same effect as the expensive medications with the same composition and indications for use.
When these medications are used?
Cefpodoxime is used for the therapy of bacterial infections in adults and adolescents. The medication is also available for pets as a registered veterinary drug but you can also use the drug sold for people for your pet if it’s cheaper. The diseases that the antibiotic is prescribed for include otitis media, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis, and pneumonia, exacerbation of chronic pneumonia (especially in people who abuse alcohol, in smokers, and in people older than 65 years).
Although we are able to offer you to buy Vantin without a prescription, we strongly advise you to start the therapy with the drug only if your doctor tells you to do so. Furthermore, if your health care provider appoints you susceptibility test, you should follow the advice because the test helps to identify whether this particular medication would be suitable for you or not so that you won’t use the antibiotic in vain.
Is the drug safe for you?
Before you start the therapy with Cefpodoxime, to be certain that the medication won’t be harmful for you, your health care provider must check (learning your health history, for instance) whether you have any of these conditions: are allergic to any antibiotic from the group of cephalosporins or penicillins, suffer from renal dysfunction, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Can Cefpodoxime be used by pregnant women?
The safety of the medication in pregnant and breastfeeding women is not established. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avoid the antibiotic use if you suspect that you may be pregnant and use the drug only if the pregnancy is not confirmed. If you breastfeed, you must stop breastfeeding for the course of treatment with Cefpodoxime.
How to use Cefpodoxime?
This medication guide provides common recommendations available with the pills. However, it is preferable that your doctor would appoint you the right dosage regimen suitable for you specifically and only then you buy Cefpodoxime and start using it.
The pills should be swallowed entirely without chewing 2 times a day during meals to avoid irritation of the stomach. The interval between the intakes should be around 12 hours. The average daily dose for adults and adolescents is 200-400 mg.
Do people with liver or kidney dysfunction need dosage reductions?
The instruction doesn’t provide any advice on dosages for people with liver function problems. But since the medication is mainly excreted with urine, the dosage regimen for people with kidney problems is a bit different than for healthy people:
Some doctors recommend taking a half of the standard dosage to patients with the creatinine clearance below or equaling to 40 milliliters per minute. Others advise to take standard dosages for people with creatinine clearance less or equal to 29 milliliters per minute but with increased intervals – a new dose is taken 24 hours after the previous.
Precautions during the therapy
Before you buy Generic Cefpodoxime, you should be informed that if the drug use is accompanied with the therapy with other medications that render toxic effect on the kidneys, it is advised to control kidney function frequently. You should also be aware that the use of the antibiotic can lead to the development of dysbiosis (imbalance of the good and bad microbial flora in the intestines followed by unpleasant consequences such as flatulence, pains in the abdomen, diarrhea, and others) and superinfection (an infection that requires the use of other more potent antibiotics and is in general hard to treat). These problems commonly occur if the treatment course duration is extended.
What processes are in the basis of Cefpodoxime effect?
Cefpodoxime oppresses transpeptidase and inhibits the biosynthesis of the mucopeptide of the bacterial cell wall. It is resistant to the action of beta-lactamases, enzymes that make bacteria resistant against antibiotics. The antibiotic does not break down in an acidic environment which makes it effective in the oral intake.
The medication is manufactured in the form of cefpodoxime proxetil (prodrug), which is then transformed to the active substance within the body.
What negative symptoms can you anticipate during the therapy?
All medications are able to cause negative symptoms occurrence and antibiotics especially. Therefore, you should order Vantin keeping in mind that the medication may be unsuitable for you and do not hesitate telling your doctor about any adverse effects you experience during the therapy with the drug.
Some of the symptoms that can be perceived as side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, taste distortion, decreased appetite, flatulence, candidiasis, colitis, diarrhea, blood in th stool, ulcerative colitis, hepatic insufficiency, headache, dizziness, fatigue, general weakness, anxiety , insomnia, nightmares, noise the ears, chest pain, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, eosinophilia, changes in the liver function tests indicators, urea and serum creatinine, impaired menstrual cycle, fungal infections of the skin and mucous membranes, skin, rashes, skin peeling, itching, Stevens – Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis, erythema, exacerbation of acne, anaphylactic shock, and others.
Measures in overdose
The symptoms and sign of an overdose are nausea, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen or stomach, and vomiting. The therapy includes hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, especially in cases of impaired renal function.
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