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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Cefpodoxime (cefpodoxime systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Gonococcal Infection - Disseminated, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Kidney Infections, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(+)-(6R,7R)-7-[2-(2-amino-4-tiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-3-(metoxymetyl)-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 7²-(Z)-(O-metlyloxime)

Foreign Names

  • Cefpodoximum (Latin)
  • Cefpodoxim (German)
  • Cefpodoxime (French)
  • Cefpodoxima (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cefpodoxime (OS: DCF, BAN, JAN)
  • CS 807 (IS: Sankyo)
  • R 3763 (IS)
  • Cefpodoxime Proxetil (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • CPDX-PR (IS)
  • U 76252 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Cefpodoxime Proxetil (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Cefpodoxime proxetil (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefpodoxime proxétil (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefpodoximproxetil (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefpodoximum proxetili (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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