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Zefu 500mg Tablet

By FDC LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
287.00*
MRP 350.00
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Cefuroxime(500.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Zefu 500mg Tablet contains Cefuroxime, which belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which ultimately causes the death of bacteri...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Zefu 500mg Tablet

  • For the treatment of Severe infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, and ears
  • Infection of the urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue
contraindications

Contraindications of Zefu 500mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin, Monobactams, Carbapenems, or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.
sideEffects

Side effects of Zefu 500mg Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased chances of fungal infections
  • Raised liver enzyme or white blood cells
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Zefu 500mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zefu 500mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zefu 500mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefuroxime passes into breast milk in small quantities. Perceive if prescribed by your physician. Watch for diarrhoea in the breastfed baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zefu 500mg Tablet?
A:
It may cause dizziness. Hence caution is advised during driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zefu 500mg Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Zefu 500mg Tablet.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience continuous diarrhoea, immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital
  • You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of the face or mouth after taking this medicine
  • You develop a rash with blisters and peeling of skin
  • You have kidney disease
  • You develop white patches in your mouth
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Zefu 500mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Zefu 500mg Tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis; the absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Zefu 500mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor
  • Swallow Zefu 500mg Tablet whole with a glass of water
interactions

Interactions of Zefu 500mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take Zefu 500mg Tablet along with your acidity medicines
  • It can cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you also need to use a barrier method of contracept...
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  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid)
  • Medicines used to thin your blood (Warfarin)
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Zefu 500mg Tablet

Store Zefu 500mg Tablet in a cool and dry place, to protect it from light.
dosage

Dosage of Zefu 500mg Tablet

Overdose

  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken an overdose of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include damage to the brain and may cause fits

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of Zefu 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am allergic to Amoxicillin. Can I take this medicine?

A: No, if you have an allergy to Amoxicillin, never take this medicine as it can result in a very severe allergic reaction. Always inform your doctor about your allergies.

Q: Can I stop taking this medicine before the prescribed duration?

A: No, you must finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication can make the infection harder to treat.

Q: How long should I take Zefu 500mg Tablet?

A: The dose and duration of treatment depend upon the cause of infection and response to the treatment. Do not stop taking this medicine if you feel better. Complete the full course as stopping the treatment in between can result in antibiotic resistance and infection may reoccur.

Q: Is Zefu 500mg Tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Zefu 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: What are the side effects of Zefu 500mg Tablet?

A: The common side effects of Zefu 500mg Tablet are diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, headache, and dizziness. These are temporary but if side effects persist or there is no improvement in your condition, inform your doctor immediately.
Last Updated on: 15 Oct 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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