Each DOXPORIN-200 tablet contains cefpodoxime 200mg.
DOXPORIN-200 is the brand name for the antibiotic cefpodoxime. Cefpodoxime is a beta-lactam antibiotic that belongs to the class of third-generation cephalosporins. This drug is active against several Gram +ve and Gram-ve bacteria. This drug is resistant to the activity of cephalosporinases, penicillinases and a few beta-lactamases.
Cefpodoxime works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis in bacteria. This drug binds to the Penicillin Binding Protein 3 and inhibits the transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacteria. This transpeptidation step is crucial for the cross-linking in the bacterial cell wall and without this cross-linking the bacterial cells cannot hold their content within them. This leakage will eventually lead to the death of the bacterial cells.
As directed by the physician
DOXPORIN-200 tablet is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards cefpodoxime, Clostridium difficile infection and hepatic impairment.
Adverse effects of this medicine include GI disturbances, mild skin rashes, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to cefpodoxime administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
DOXPORIN-200 tablets are available in 10X10's Alu Alu packing.
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