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Cefpodoxime

Also known as Vantin, Orelox, and Simplicef

Cefpodoxime is an oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is active against most Gram positive and Gram negative organisms. Notable exceptions include Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus, and Bacteroides fragilis. It is commonly used to treat acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and gonorrhea. It also finds use as oral continuation therapy when intravenous cephalosporins (such as ceftriaxone) are no longer necessary for continued treatment.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $62.41 for an average of 7 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed cefpodoxime to treat urinary tract infection, pneumonia, painful urination, and human immunodeficiency virus infection (hiv).

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