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Vantin

Generic: Cefpodoxime

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Vantin is an oral form of medication which is used as an antibacterial drug. This drug contains Cefpodoxime as the active ingredient. It belongs to the group of a cephalosporin antibiotic. Vantin is more dynamic abutting the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This drug is cost effective

Additional Information

Dosage

DOSAGE OF THE VANTIN:

The dose of Vantin is depending on the patient disorders, age and body weight:

For adult and adolescent (having age group 12 years or adult):

  • For the treatment of pharyngitis or tonsillitis take 200 mg doses (100 mg two times in a day time interval between the doses is 12 hours) the course of treatment is 5 to 12 days.
  • For the treatment of acute community-acquired consume 400mg (200 mg in two times a day) the course of treatment is 14 days.
  • For the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis consume 400mg (200 mg in two times a day) the course of treatment is 10 days.
  • For gonorrhoea treatment consume 200 mg in a day.
  • For the treatment of skin disorder take 800 mg (400 mg two times in a day) the time duration is 7 to 14 days
  • For treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis take 400 mg (200 mg twice in a day) course time is 10 days.
  • For the treatment of urinary tract infection take 200 mg (100 mg two times in a day) curse time is 10 days. 

IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:

In case overdose patient is suffering from stomach ache, severe headache, itching, mood is changed, muscle pain and feeling of nausea. In this condition immediately inform to the doctor.

IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:

Take the missed dose as soon as possible but in case the time of the next dose then no need to take the missed dose and consume the schedule dose. 


Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS OF THE VANTIN:

Some side effects are disturbance occurring in the stomach and intestinal, weakness in the eyesight, fever, feeling of nausea, difficulty in the breathing, chest tightness, skin and eyes become pale in colour, diarrhoea, faintness, severe headache, ankle and feet gets swollen, yeast infection in the vegina, changes occur in the menstrual cycle and pain occur in the throat.

precaution

PRECAUTIONS OF THE VANTIN:

Some precautions of Vantin are:

  • Do not use Vantin for the longest time because it may cause secondary infection.
  • Do not consume more than one tablet at a same time.
  • This drug is not recommended with any birth control pills.
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Vantin is an antibiotic preparation, which is used for the healing of slight to moderate bacterial infection. It is present in the class of cephalosporin antibiotic. It exerts their action by killing the bacteria (bactericidal). This medication disturbs the development of the bacteria cell wall, by which the cell wall get destroyed and the result is that bacteria is killed. This drug only act on the bacterial infection not virus infected.

USES OF THE VANTIN:

Vantin is more effective against the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It is used as a therapy for the treatment of slight or moderate bacterial infection.

For infant and pediatric patients (having age two months to 12 years):

  • For the treatment of acute otitis media take 10 mg per kilogram per day (5 mg twice in a day), the max dose is 400 mg in a day. Time of treatment is 5 days.
  • For the treatment of pharyngitis or tonsillitis consume 10 mg/kg/day (5 mg two times in a day) maximum dose is 200 mg and time period of the treatment is 5 to 10 days.
  • For the treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis take 10 mg/kg/day (5 mg two times in a day) maximum dose is 400 mg and course of treatment is 10 days.

CONTRAINDICATIONS OF THE VANTIN:

In some condition this medicine is harmful to the patients, these conditions are:

  • If the patient is using other medications for the treatment of bacterial infection then do not take this medicine.
  • It is not recommended for the pregnant female and breastfeeding mothers because it harms the baby.
  • If the patient is suffering from such diseases like problem in blood clotting, liver or kidney damage, and stomach problem then not used this drug.
  • Patient is hypersensitive with any ingredient present in the Vantin then do not take it.

  DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Some drugs which are not given with the Vantin because it may increase decrease or block the action of the Vantin. These drugs are mentioned below:

Cephradine, Cefditoren, Cefadroxil, Cefuroxime, Cefdinir, Cefazolin, Cephalexin, Cefixime, Ranitidine, Rifampin and Rifabutin.

DOSAGE OF THE VANTIN:

The dose of Vantin is depending on the patient disorders, age and body weight:

For adult and adolescent (having age group 12 years or adult):

  • For the treatment of pharyngitis or tonsillitis take 200 mg doses (100 mg two times in a day time interval between the doses is 12 hours) the course of treatment is 5 to 12 days.
  • For the treatment of acute community-acquired consume 400mg (200 mg in two times a day) the course of treatment is 14 days.
  • For the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis consume 400mg (200 mg in two times a day) the course of treatment is 10 days.
  • For gonorrhoea treatment consume 200 mg in a day.
  • For the treatment of skin disorder take 800 mg (400 mg two times in a day) the time duration is 7 to 14 days
  • For treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis take 400 mg (200 mg twice in a day) course time is 10 days.
  • For the treatment of urinary tract infection take 200 mg (100 mg two times in a day) curse time is 10 days. 

IN CASE OF OVERDOSE:

In case overdose patient is suffering from stomach ache, severe headache, itching, mood is changed, muscle pain and feeling of nausea. In this condition immediately inform to the doctor.

IN CASE OF MISSED DOSE:

Take the missed dose as soon as possible but in case the time of the next dose then no need to take the missed dose and consume the schedule dose. 


SIDE EFFECTS OF THE VANTIN:

Some side effects are disturbance occurring in the stomach and intestinal, weakness in the eyesight, fever, feeling of nausea, difficulty in the breathing, chest tightness, skin and eyes become pale in colour, diarrhoea, faintness, severe headache, ankle and feet gets swollen, yeast infection in the vegina, changes occur in the menstrual cycle and pain occur in the throat.

PRECAUTIONS OF THE VANTIN:

Some precautions of Vantin are:

  • Do not use Vantin for the longest time because it may cause secondary infection.
  • Do not consume more than one tablet at a same time.
  • This drug is not recommended with any birth control pills.
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