Suprax vs. Vantin

Are Suprax and Vantin the Same Thing?

Suprax (cefixime) and Vantin (cefpodoxime proxetil) are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Suprax?

Common side effects of Suprax include:

Tell your doctor if you experience rare but very serious side effects of Suprax including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Vantin?

Common side effects of Vantin include:

  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • constipation,
  • headache,
  • tired feeling,
  • stiff or tight muscles,
  • back pain,
  • muscle pain,
  • anxiety,
  • nervousness,
  • feeling restless or hyperactive,
  • numbness or tingly feeling,
  • flushing (warmth or redness under your skin),
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • strange dreams,
  • nightmares,
  • stuffy nose,
  • dry mouth,
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips,
  • diaper rash in an infant taking liquid cefpodoxime,
  • itching or skin rash, or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Vantin including:

  • swelling of the ankles or feet,
  • tiredness,
  • fast or pounding heartbeat,
  • trouble breathing,
  • new signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat),
  • dark urine,
  • persistent nausea or vomiting,
  • yellowing eyes or skin,
  • easy bruising or bleeding, or
  • changes in the amount of urine.

What Is Suprax?

Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What Is Vantin?

Vantin (cefpodoxime proxetil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

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What Drugs Interact With Suprax?

Other drugs may interact with Suprax. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Suprax should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Vantin?

Vantin may interact with lithium, probenecid, methotrexate, antiviral medicines, cancer medicines, diuretics (water pills), medications that reduce stomach acid, IV antibiotics, medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, medicines used to treat ulcerative colitis, or pain or arthritis medicines. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. During pregnancy, Vantin should be used only when prescribed. This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Suprax Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Suprax is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Vantin Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Vantin is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

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References
SOURCE:

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Suprax Product Information.

http://www.supraxrx.com/

FDA. Vantin Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/050674s015,050675s018lbl.pdf

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