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Tambac (generic name: cefpodoxime proxetil; brand names include: Cefocep) is used for treating mild to moderate infections caused by certain bacteria. Tambac is an oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat infections such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. Tambac works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall so that the wall ruptures, resulting in the death of the bacteria. It treats many kinds of infections, including those of the respiratory tract, skin, and ears.

Other names for this medication:
Cefirax, Cefobid, Cefodox, Cefoprox, Cefpodoxima, Cefpodoxime, Cepodem, Orelox, Otreon, Vantin

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Duricef, Ancef, Kefazol, Keflex, Keftabs, Velocef, Intracef, Ceporin


Also known as:  Vantin.


Tambac 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. Currently, it is only marketed as generic preparations in the USA, according to the FDA Orange Book. 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.

Tambac inhibits cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in cell walls. It has well established pharmacokinetic profile with absorption of 50%. It is indicated in community acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.


Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

The Tambac tablet should be taken with food.

Tambac oral suspension (liquid) can be taken with or without food.

Shake the liquid well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

This medication can cause you to have false results with certain medical tests, including urine glucose (sugar) tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Tambac.

Take Tambac for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Tambac will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Store Tambac oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused medication that is older than 14 days.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

Take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.


Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. After mixing the suspension store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away unused portion after fourteen days. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

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Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefpodoxime, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin). Also tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or a history of intestinal problems.

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefpodoxime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

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Urinary tract infection is among the most common reasons for an outpatient visit and antibiotic use in adult populations. The increasing prevalence of antibacterial resistance among community uropathogens affects the diagnosis and management of this clinical syndrome.

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Poorly water-soluble drugs such as cefpodoxime proxetil (400 μg/ml) offer a challenging problem in drug formulation as poor solubility is generally associated with poor dissolution characteristics and thus poor oral bioavailability. According to these characteristics, preparation of cefpodoxime proxetil microparticle has been achieved using high-speed homogenization. Polymers (methylcellulose, sodium alginate, and chitosan) were precipitated on the surface of cefpodoxime proxetil using sodium citrate and calcium chloride as salting-out agents. The pure drug and the prepared microparticles with different concentrations of polymer (0.05-1.0%) were characterized in terms of solubility, drug content, particle size, thermal behavior (differential scanning calorimeter), surface morphology (scanning electron microscopy), in vitro drug release, and stability studies. The in vivo performance was assessed by pharmacokinetic study. The dissolution studies demonstrate a marked increase in the dissolution rate in comparison with pure drug. The considerable improvement in the dissolution rate of cefpodoxime proxetil from optimized microparticle was attributed to the wetting effect of polymers, altered surface morphology, and micronization of drug particles. The optimized microparticles exhibited excellent stability on storage at accelerated condition. The in vivo studies revealed that the optimized formulations provided improved pharmacokinetic parameter in rats as compared with pure drug. The particle size of drug was drastically reduced during formulation process of microparticles.

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The pharmacokinetics of the broad spectrum cephem RU 29 246 and its prodrug-ester HR 916 B were investigated in mice, rats and dogs and compared to those of cefpodoxime proxetil, cefuroxime axetil and cefixime. HR 916 B is well absorbed following oral administration and efficiently converted to the antibacterially active form. In mice, mean peak blood levels of 31.1 micrograms/ml of the parent compound were recorded within 20 minutes after oral administration of a single dose equivalent to 40 mg/kg RU 29 246. The bioavailability calculated on the basis of the areas under the concentration-time curves (AUC) and the urinary recoveries was about 90%. In rats, peak blood levels of 14.5 micrograms/ml were obtained 1 hour after an oral 20 mg/kg dose. The bioavailability was calculated as 70%. In dogs, 40% of an oral 10 mg/kg dose was recovered in the urine within 24 hours. Cmax was 15.9 micrograms/ml at 4.6 hours. Mean elimination half-lives of RU 29 246 were 0.35, 0.5 and 2.1 hours in mice, rats and dogs, respectively. After an oral HR 916 B dose equivalent to 50 mg/kg of RU 29 246, tissue concentrations at 0.5 hour ranged between 0.8 micrograms/g in brain and 95.7 micrograms/g in murine kidneys. These values of HR 916 B are similar to, or distinctly higher than, those of the reference compounds. Of the oral cephalosporins tested, HR 916 B had the most balanced antibacterial spectrum. With ED50s of between 0.9 and 11.5 mg/kg against staphylococci, its activity was similar to that of the additional reference compound cefaclor and higher than that of cefuroxime. Cefixime and cefpodoxime proxetil displayed low antistaphylococcal activity or were inactive. In septicemias with Enterobacteriaceae, cefixime and cefpodoxime proxetil were more potent than HR 916 B and cefaclor. Cefuroxime axetil was inactive against most of these infections. HR 916 B was also highly effective against murine lung infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae DT-S or Streptococcus pneumoniae 1147.

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Cefpodoxime proxetil (RU 51 807) is the oral prodrug of cefpodoxime (RU 51 763), a third generation cephalosporin. The antibacterial activity of cefpodoxime was compared with the activities of amoxicillin in combination with clavulanic acid (AUG), cefaclor (CCl), cefuroxime (CXM) and cefotaxime (CTX), against species of Enterobacteriaceae showing a resistance pattern against ampicillin (AMP), ticarcillin (TIC), cefalothin (CFT) and cefotaxime (CTX) respectively. For strains AMP and TIC R, CFT and CTX S, MICs 90% of cefpodoxime were 1 mg/l (E. coli), 0.5 (K. pneumoniae), 0.06 (P. mirabilis), 0.5 (Shigella sp.) and 1 (Salmonella sp.); they were 4 to 16 times as high for AUG -CCL -CXM and 4 to 16 times as low for CTX. For K. pneumoniae AMP and TIC R, CFT I/R and CTX S, similar résults were obsereved for the 5 beta-lactam antibiotics, but with an activity 10 times as low. Among the species AMP R, TIC S, CFT R and CTX S, cefpodoxime was active against P. rettgeri, P. stuartii, C. diversus, E. aerogenes and Y. enterocolitica (MICs 90% ranging from 2 to 4 mg/l; from 0.12 to 1 mg/l for CTX) and less active or inactive against P. vulgaris, E. cloacae, S. marcescens, M. morganii and E. coli (MICs 90% ranged from 16 to 32 mg/l; from 1 to 4 mg/l for CTX).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Compound U-76,252 (Upjohn) is a cephalosporin ester that enhances oral absorption of the active free acid cephem, U-76,253. The active form structurally resembles parenteral aminothiazolyl-methoxyimino cephalosporins such as cefotaxime and its desacetyl metabolite. The g-negative antimicrobial activity of U-76,253 A (sodium salt of U-76,253) was most similar to that of cefixime and more potent than that of cefaclor or cefuroxime among the orally administered cephalosporins. Against g-positive bacteria, U-76,253 A was more active than cefixime. U-76,253 A was relatively stable to hydrolysis by five beta-lactamases (Type Ia, TEM-1, K1, CARB-2, and OXA-1), a stability most similar to cefotaxime and superior to that of cefaclor. Only the Type Ia (P99) enzyme was significantly inhibited by U-76,253 (IC 50 = 2.0 microM).

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The objective of this paper was to determine the effectiveness of combined steroid-antimicrobial therapy for otitis media with effusion (OME) of sufficient duration to justify Ilosone Antibiotic Erythromycin tympanostomy tube insertion. A consecutive sample of 122 children with bilateral OME of at least three months duration, or unilateral OME of at least six months duration, despite treatment with one or more beta-lactamase stable antibiotics was studied. The treatment group received prednisolone plus a beta-lactamase stable antibiotic for 10 days, with responders receiving an additional six weeks of chemoprophylaxis. The control group received no medication. The child's caregiver decided which group the child should be in. Resolution of effusion in all affected ears occurred in 32 per cent of steroid-treated children and in 2 per cent of controls (p < 0.001) at three to four weeks post-therapy. Relapse of effusion occurred in over 40 per cent of initial responders within six months, reducing the final resolution rate to 25 per cent (95 per cent CI: 15-36 per cent). It was concluded that treatment with oral steroids should be considered in selected children with chronic OME prior to surgical intervention. One in every four children whose caregiver consents to this therapy may avoid or postpone surgery for at least six months.

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The bioavailability of cefpodoxime proxetil tablets relative to an oral solution of cefpodoxime proxetil in a sucrose/alcohol/citric acid vehicle was studied in 11 healthy volunteers in a randomized, crossover study. Fasted subjects took one cefpodoxime proxetil 100 mg tablet or 50 mL of a 2 mg mL-1 cefpodoxime proxetil oral solution on two separate occasions. In a third study period, all subjects took a 100 mg dose of the oral solution with a high-fat meal to investigate the effect of food on cefpodoxime proxetil absorption from the oral solution. Serial blood samples were obtained over a 24 h period, and urine was collected for 48 h after dosing. Cefpodoxime concentrations in plasma and in urine were determined using HPLC methods. The bioavailability of cefpodoxime proxetil tablets relative to the oral solution was 82 Supplin 500 Mg Metronidazole %, as determined from AUC ratios. There was no difference in the rate of cefpodoxime absorption between dosage forms. Food had no effect on the extent of drug absorption from the oral solution but did result in delayed absorption. These results suggest that complete dissolution of cefpodoxime proxetil is critical for optimal bioavailability.

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Blood glucose, protein, AST and ALT activities were not significantly altered but the hemoglobin level and total and live sperm count decreased significantly in the Trichazole 200mg Tablets study group compared to the control group. Residual level of cefpodoxime was highest in liver followed by kidney and other study organs. Therefore, the drug should be used in human beings judiciously and further study on human subjects is warranted.

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CS-807 is a new cephalosporin orally available. The clinical efficacy and safety of this drug were evaluated in 13 patients with urinary tract infection, including 3 with simple cystitis and 10 with Levox Tablet complicated infections. According to the response criteria defined by the Japanese UTI committee, the clinical effectiveness in 8 patients with complicated urinary tract infections regarded evaluable was excellent in 2, moderate in 4 and poor in 2, the overall efficacy rate being 75.0%. Only 1 of the 13 patients studied, developed temporary diarrhea as a drug related adverse reaction.

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This review analyzes the pharmacokinetics of new oral Amoxil Suspension 500mg cephalosporins, including esters, non-esters, and the carbacephem loracarbef, in healthy volunteers, as described in the literature and evaluated in several studies of our own. Single-dose studies have demonstrated considerable pharmacokinetic differences among these compounds. Cefixime, cefpodoxime proxetil, and cefetamet pivoxil are characterized by a low peak concentration and a prolonged half-life, while the other new agents have higher peak levels and shorter half-lives. Except for cefixime, the new oral cephalosporins are eliminated mainly by the kidneys. Pharmacokinetic studies in the elderly and in children indicate that the bioavailability of these agents is not influenced by age. Food increases the bioavailability of the ester cephalosporins but does not affect the absorption kinetics of the other new drugs.

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The pharmacokinetics of the older and more recent oral cephalosporins are reviewed. With the exception of cefadroxil the older agents (cephalexin, cephradine and cefaclor) have serum elimination half-lives of less than or equal to 1 h and hence have to be administered three to four times daily. The urinary recovery of these agents is high (greater than 80% of oral dose) with the exception of cefaclor (54%). Cefaclor is also chemically unstable. The newer agents can be divided into those that are prodrugs (cefpodoxime proxetil and cefuroxime axetil) and compounds that are absorbed as such (cefixime, cefprozil and ceftibuten). They all have half-lives greater than 1.25 h and can be given once or twice daily. The penetration of these agents into an inflammatory exudate was studied and found to be cefixime 132%, ceftibuten 113%, cefpodoxime 104%, cefuroxime 92% and cefprozil 79% of the serum concentration. The penetration of cefpodoxime and cefixime into the respiratory tract was also studied; the mean percentage bronchial mucosal penetration was 52% for the former and 38% for cefixime. The urinary recovery of these newer agents (with the exception of ceftibuten) tends to be less than that of the earlier agents. There was a relationship between the serum elimination half-life of these agents and the degree of tissue penetration, those agents with longer half-lives penetrating to a greater extent.