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 Ofloxacin....
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 to the antibiotic....
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.