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Zanocin 100mg Tablet

By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
36.60*
MRP 45.75
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Ofloxacin(100.0 Mg)
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ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Zanocin 100mg Tab is an oral tablet containing ofloxacin, belonging to a group called fluoroquinolones, which is used to treat different bacterial infections. The generic name of Zanocin 100mg Tab is ...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
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uses

Uses of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Zanocin 100mg Tab uses are to treat several infections such as respiratory or skin infections; stomach and intestinal infections; genital infections in men and women; chlamydial and gonorrhoeal (micro...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Zanocin 100mg Tab

  • If the user is allergic to the medicine or any other fluoroquinolones such as ciprofloxacin /norfloxacin,
  • If the user is having fits or has a history of fits
  • If the user is having any inflammation or swelling of tendons
  • If the user is having allergic conditions like skin rash
  • If the user is having swollen lips or tongue leading to difficulty with breathing
  • If the user is pregnant, breastfeeding, planning a pregnancy or suspected pregnancy
  • If the user is having less than 18 years of age
  • If the user has a family history of a disorder affecting red blood cells (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency)
sideEffects

Side effects of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Zanocin 100mg Tab side effects are: difficulty in vision and pain behind eyes; headache or ringing feeling/sensation in ears; mood and behaviour changes; allergic skin rash with easy bruising and sore...
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precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Zanocin 100mg Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zanocin 100mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
It is to be avoided during pregnancy, in suspected pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant as its usage is not considered safe.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zanocin 100mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
The medicine gets into mother's milk and can cause harm to baby; hence, breastfeeding should be avoided or as per physician's advice.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zanocin 100mg Tab?
A:
Driving or using machinery after taking this medicinal tablet is discouraged as the medicine can cause dizziness and person may feel very sleepy while doing the same.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zanocin 100mg Tab?
A:
It is advisable to avoid alcohol as administration of this medicine along with alcohol could lead to further sleepiness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Consult your physician before taking the medicine in case of liver or kidneys ailments, heart rhythm problems, mental disorders like depression, family history of long QT syndrome, diabetes or nerve i...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Zanocin 100mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Zanocin 100mg Tab acts by binding to the enzymes on the bacteria and prevent its multiplication by interfering with its DNA.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Zanocin 100mg Tab has to be taken as directed by the physician's prescribed dose. The interval between two doses should be maintained. Plenty of fluids should be taken during its administration period...
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interactions

Interactions of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Similar antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, etc.
  • Diuretics (medicine which increases urine output)
  • Blood thinners like warfarin, coumadin and jantoven
  • NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen or indomethacin
  • Medicines used for other mental disorders and anti-depressants
  • Substances containing zinc, magnesium, calcium or aluminium (used for treating acidity)
  • Medicines used for controlling heart rhythm like quinidine, sotalol and amiodarone
  • Medicines like theophylline (used for lung condition with difficulty in breathing ) and methotrexate (used for different types of cancer)

Interactions with food items

Zanocin 100mg Tab interacts with dairy products and, therefore, should be taken two hours before or after consuming them

Other general Interactions

  • Liver or kidneys ailments
  • Mental illness
  • Myasthenia gravis (disease associated with excessive muscle weakness)
  • Diabetic or low blood sugar
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Zanocin 100mg Tab should be stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Zanocin 100mg Tab

Overdose

Zanocin 100mg Tab overdose may result in confusion, dizziness or fits. The physician should be contacted on an immediate basis in case of an overdose.

Missed a Dose

Once the patient recalls it, the missed dose should be taken. But missed dose should be avoided in the case the time overlaps between missed and next doses. Also, it is best that the regular schedule ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Zanocin 100mg Tab useful for viral infection ?

A: The medicine is only effective in stopping the growth of bacteria. It is not useful in the treatment of viral infections such as common cold or flu.

Q: Can Zanocin 100mg Tab be taken with food?

A: The medicine can be taken with or without food.

Q: When is the best time to take Zanocin 100mg Tab?

A: The medicine has to be taken at even time intervals, preferably same time each day for the best effects to be observed.

Q: For how long the medication is prescribed ?

A: The dose and duration of the treatment will depend on the condition being treated and the patient's response to it. The medicine has to be continued till the prescribed dose is over, even if patient feels better. The infection may return if treatment is stopped mid-way.

Q: What things to be kept in mind while taking medication ?

  • While taking the medicine, if diarrhoea with mucus or blood develops, the medicine should be stopped. Anti-diarrheal medications are to be avoided while on its prescription.
  • Do not modify the dose unless recommended by your doctor. Do not take it longer or shorter than advised. Using the drug when not required or if stopped unless advised can make the infection resistant ...
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  • Applying sunscreen (SPF30 or 40) to prevent sunburn is necessary, and physician needs to be informed if any allergic skin rash, redness or irritation develops.
  • Avoiding driving or the operation of tools or machinery as this medicines can cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Avoid taking supplements or antacids containing iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, aluminium two hours before or after taking the medicine.
  • Live vaccine (e.g. typhoid vaccine) effectiveness may be compromised while on this medicine; hence, avoid the vaccination while on its treatment.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:47 AM (IST)
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