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Cefpodoxime Proxetil Syrup is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ears, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It is also effective in treating typhoid fever in children and adolescents.
Give this medicine to your child an hour before or two hours after meals. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Make sure to stick to the prescribed dose because it is given keeping in mind the type of infection, its severity, and the age and body weight of your child. In case your child gags and expels the medicine within 30 mins of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.
Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms as this medicine is an antibiotic and doesnât work on infections caused by viruses. Doctors prescribe this medicine for cough and cold only when they detect any underlying secondary bacterial infection.
Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your childâs body adapts to the medicine. However, if these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, call the doctor right away.
Narrate your childâs complete medical history to your childâs doctor, including any previous episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your childâs overall treatment.