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Cianpod Dry Syrup

Cianpod Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine that contains cefpodoxime. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, nose, throat, ears, skin, bladder, etc. It is also used to treat typhoid fever in children. This medicine prevents infection by killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria. Cianpod Dry Syrup is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Your doctor may advise Cianpod Dry Syrup alone or in combination with other medications to treat bacterial infections. Cianpod Dry Syrup shows some side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not use this medicine if your child is previously allergic to it. Consult your doctor if any side effects persist for a longer period. Cianpod Dry Syrup is an effective medicine used in infants above 2 months of age. Cianpod Dry Syrup can be given with or without food. Before administration, dissolve the powder in a glass of water. For the ease of remembering, give the dry syrup to your child at the same time every day. Once you started using this medicine for your child, ensure that the entire course of treatment is completed. Avoid unnecessary use of Cianpod Dry Syrup as excessive use may cause the bacteria to become resistant to treatment. Cianpod Dry Syrup may not be suitable for all children. Inform your child's doctor about your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, a blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung disease, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver disease, and kidney problem. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cianpod Dry Syrup

  • Decreased appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Cianpod Dry Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of Cianpod Dry Syrup begins within 2 to 3 hours of administration. Your child will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking Cianpod Dry Syrup.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Cianpod Dry Syrup lasts for an average duration of 12 hours after the onset of action.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Cianpod Dry Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Cianpod Dry Syrup is intended for use in children.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Cianpod Dry Syrup is intended for use in children.


Avoid using Cianpod Dry Syrup if your child is allergic to it. Inform your doctor if there is any history of allergy to cefpodoxime. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc. inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Warnings for special population


Cianpod Dry Syrup is intended for use in children.


Cianpod Dry Syrup is intended for use in children.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Cianpod Dry Syrup should be completed, even if the condition of your child gets better after taking few doses to avoid antibiotic resistance.


Avoid using Cianpod Dry Syrup or maintain caution if your child has any seizure episodes, as it can worsen his/her health condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required.


Cianpod Dry Syrup can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if your child experiences severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.


If your child is taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, it can reduce the absorption of Cianpod Dry Syrup by reducing the acidity level in the stomach. Therefore, it is recommended to give this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after giving antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to miss any dose of Cianpod Dry Syrup. Give the medicine to your child as soon as you remember. If a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.


Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Seek emergency medical attention in case you suspect that you might have given an overdose of Cianpod Dry Syrup.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.


Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine


Ethinyl Estradiol

Cholera Vaccine



Disease interactions


Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine. Cianpod Dry Syrup can kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use this syrup with extreme caution if your child has any stomach and intestinal diseases, particularly colitis, as it may worsen his/her health condition.

Kidney diseases

Cianpod Dry Syrup is filtered by the kidney and excreted through urine. Hence, maintain caution while using Cianpod Dry Syrup if your child has any kidney disease as it can increase the risk of kidney damage.

Liver disease

Cianpod Dry Syrup may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Hence, maintain caution while giving Cianpod Dry Syrup as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Cianpod Dry Syrup is used in treating bacterial infections. You can give this medicine with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Dissolve the required amount of Cianpod Dry Syrup in a glass of water. Make sure that your child takes the necessary volume of Cianpod Dry Syrup. Make sure that you should complete the entire course of this medicine even if the symptoms disappear after few days. If your child discontinues this medicine, there is a chance that the infection may occur again. The reconstituted suspension may be stored under refrigeration (2 to 8 degrees Celsius) for a duration of 14 days. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly. Do not recommend this medicine to other parents even if their child's condition appears to be the same.

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cianpod Dry Syrup works by preventing the cell wall formation of the bacteria. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the bacteria and eventually kills them.
Legal Status







Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics


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