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Buy Generic Vantin (also called Orelox) Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Cefpodoxime
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VANTIN (ALSO CALLED ORELOX)

About Vantin and What it Treats

Vantin (also called Orelox) is a member of the cephalosporin family of antibiotics that is prescribed for treating many bacterial infections that include, pneumonia, gonorrhea, sinusitis, urinary tract, middle ear, and certain skin infections. Vantin and other cephalosporin meds are chemically related to penicillin so you could experience an allergic reaction that may require immediate medical attention if you have a sensitivity to penicillin.

Without testing or while waiting for test results regarding your infection being viral or bacterial, your doctor may proceed with Vantin or generic Cefpodoxime. If testing shows positive for a viral infection, you can stop taking Vantin as few viral infections can be treated and they must run their course. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How Vantin Acts as a Bactericidal Drug to Kill Bacteria

When taken as directed, Vantin is converted into Cefpodoxime in your body (known as a prodrug). Cefpodoxime stops bacteria from being able to grow and multiply by preventing the formation of the bacterial cell walls which disrupts the synthesis of its protective layer. This results in the death of the bacteria as their the cell walls breakdown causing the contents to leak out and other substances to seep in. It’s important to take the full course of Vantin as prescribed to be certain all bacteria have been affected and they cannot become resistant to this medication and start another infection.

Conditions Treated by Vantin

Bacterial pneumonia can be confirmed through a blood test or by testing a sample of mucus coughed up from your lungs, and x-rays can confirm the extent of your infection. Those at a higher risk for bacterial pneumonia include anyone that smokes, recovering from surgery or illness and immune system is compromised, and people over the age of 65 or under 2.

Take the necessary the steps to reduce the risk of infecting others by washing your hands often, coughing into your sleeve or covering with tissues and disposing of them right away, or wearing a type of disposable surgical mask when you are around people.

Before You Start Taking Vantin

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding as Vantin may be harmful to your unborn or nursing baby. Discuss other medical conditions or drug allergies with your doctor and list any OTC or Rx medications you currently use or take, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements. This can help your doctor decide if Vantin is safe for you to take.

Vantin Precautions and Responsible Use

Be aware of any indications you are allergic to cephalosporin drugs, such as breathing difficulties or swelling of your throat, tongue, lips, or face and seek medical help right away. Do not stop, start, or change the dosage of your drugs without talking to your doctor first as this could interfere with how Vantin will work for you. If you feel dizzy or drowsy from taking Vantin, do not drive, operate machinery, or attempt any task considered unsafe at this time.

Possible Side Effects of Vantin

  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea/constipation

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