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Zanocin Inf is an antibiotic that used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria.
Uses of Zanocin Inf
Zanocin Inf uses include the treatment of infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, skin infection, cystitis and gonococcal infection.
Contraindications of Zanocin Inf
- Individuals allergic to ofloxacin are advised against the use of Zanocin Inf.
- The prescription of Zanocin Inf is not advised if the individual has a history of tendinitis.
- Zanocin Inf is not supposed to be prescribed when the person has a family history of myasthenia gravis, which is characterised by weakness and rapid fatigue in the muscles.
Side effects of Zanocin Inf
- Diarrhoea or constipation.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Pain in the lower abdomen.
- Cold and fever.
- Muscular and joint pain.
- Feeling of numbness in hands.
Precautions and Warnings of Zanocin Inf
Can I take Zanocin Inf during pregnancy?
Studies show that Zanocin Inf can have an adverse effect on the foetus, so it is advised to consult a doctor before starting the medication.
Can I take Zanocin Inf while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe for the infant and, therefore, it is advised to either continue breastfeeding or the medication, according to the extremity of the condition.
Can I drive if I have consumed Zanocin Inf?
Zanocin Inf side effects include dizziness. One should only go out to drive when they are feeling clear in the head.
Can I consume alcohol with Zanocin Inf?
No complications are known or reported for the consumption of alcohol while using the medication; however, a nod from the doctor is advised.
Mode of Action of Zanocin Inf
Zanocin Inf composition includes primarily of ofloxacin, which fights against gram negative and gram positive bacteria. The drug interferes and destroys the further growth of the double-stranded DNA of the bacteria inhibiting their further division and, hence, controlling the spread of infection.
Directions for Use of Zanocin Inf
Zanocin Inf is available in different forms, ranging from tablets, capsules, eye and ear drops and also available for injecting intravenously. Being a powerful antibiotic (Ofloxacin), it is advised to take the medication only when prescribed by a doctor and according to the dosage set by him/her. Zanocin Inf side effects might be seen if nit used as per doctor's advise.
Interactions of Zanocin Inf
Interactions with other medicines
Individuals on medication for heart conditions should avoid using Zanocin Inf for any of their condition as it can cause complications. Also, cases of patients with liver or kidney transplants are also advised to refrain from its medication.
Interactions with food items
Dairy products are to be avoided for a few hours before and after the intake of the medicine.
Other general Interactions
Individuals suffering from any kind of nervous complications and disorders are advised against the medication as it may result in hallucinations, anxiety, restlessness, etc.
Storage and disposal of Zanocin Inf
The drug is to be stored at room temperature and away from moisture or direct sunlight.
Dosage of Zanocin Inf
An overdose can result in numbness and swelling of the face. Also, dizziness and confusion, nausea, stuttering while talking are the common symptoms observed on the overdose of Zanocin Inf.
A missed dosage is advised to be covered as early as possible; however, if the time for the next dosage is closing in, it is advised to move onto the next dosage and not overdose in a small time interval.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does one has to take Zanocin Inf?
A: The course of the drug is set according to the doctor and must not be cut short or continued further without the doctor's consultation even after feeling relieved or better.
Q: What are the side effects after taking Zanocin Inf?
A: Zanocin Inf side effects are as follows: swelling, dizziness, nausea and trouble in bowel movement with diarrhoea, constipation, etc.
Q: Can an individual get habituated on the medication?
A: No such case is recorded where the individual prescribed with Zanocin Inf developed an addiction to the drug.
Q: Is it safe to administer the drug to an infant?
A: It is probably not safe and the medicine must not be administered to anyone without a proper consultation and prescription from a certified health care practitioner or doctor.
Q: How long does it takes for a breastfeeding mother to resume back to the feed after completing the course of medication?
A: A safe period for resuming breastfeeding would be to wait for 3–4 days after completing the course of the drug.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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