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Zemetril 500mg Tablet

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Zemetril 500 MG Description

Zemetril 500 mg Tablet contains cefprozil as the active ingredient. It belongs to a group of medications known as 3rd generation cephalosporins. They are a group of antibiotics used in the treatment o...
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ContainsCefprozil(500.0 Mg)
Usesotitis media, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, bacterial skin infections
Side effectsdizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, itchy genital area, breathing problems.
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Zemetril 500 MG

  • Middle ear
  • Nose
  • Sinus
  • Throat
  • Bronchus and lungs
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin

Contraindications of Zemetril 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefprozil or the inactive ingredients of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.
  • If you are allergic to cephalosporins.
  • If you have phenylketonuria (a genetic disorder of decrease in amino acid metabolism).
  • If you have kidney ailments.
  • If you are on dialysis.
  • If you have any gastrointestinal diseases.
  • If you have colitis, inflammation of the large intestine.
  • If you have viral infections.
  • If you have a history/presence of seizures.

Side effects of Zemetril 500 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Blood in stools
  • Rashes, hives, swelling of the face
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Itching in the genital area

Precautions and Warnings of Zemetril 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zemetril Tablet 500 mg during pregnancy?
A:
No. Taking Zemetril 500 mg Tablet during pregnancy may be harmful to the foetus. It is a category B medication and should only be given when completely unavoidable. Do inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy when taking this medication.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zemetril Tablet 500 mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefprozil, the main ingredient of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet, passes in breast milk in small amounts. However, it is not enough to cause any immediate or lasting harm to the infant. Consult your physician if you plan to take this medication while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zemetril Tablet 500 mg?
A:
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy and can cause breathlessness. Therefore, it is recommended not to drive, do strenuous exercises, or operate heavy machinery while taking this medication.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zemetril Tablet 500 mg?
A:
Alcohol may increase the side effects associated with Zemetril 500 mg Tablet like dizziness, nausea and stomach cramps. Therefore, it is not advised to consume alcohol while taking Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop signs of an allergic reaction after taking Zemetril 500 mg Tablet like rashes, hives or swelling on the face.
  • You want to alter the dose of the medication.
  • You experience side effects that are too severe and do not seem to go away.
  • You want to stop taking the Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.
  • You have missed any dose/doses of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet
  • You experience any medical issues after taking Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.

Mode of Action of Zemetril 500 MG

How Does It Work?

The active component of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet contains cefprozil. Cefprozil is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Cefprozil works against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It binds to specific peni...
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Directions for Use of Zemetril 500 MG

  • Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is taken orally with water. Do not chew, crush, or break it.
  • Have Zemetril 500 mg Tablet with food.
  • For optimal pharmacological effects, take Zemetril 500 mg Tablet at the same time every day.
  • Do not alter the prescribed dose of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet without consultation with your physician.
  • Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is usually meant for adults and anyone above the age of 12.
  • Do not share Zemetril 500 mg Tablet with anyone else you know who has any infections. Medical consultation is a must for this medication.
  • Do not stop taking the Zemetril 500 mg Tablet in the middle of the treatment as it may lead to the infection coming back, and you may develop resistance to it.

Interactions of Zemetril 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid adverse effects associated with medicine interaction, it is important to inform the doctor about all the medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is known to interact with:
  • Amikacin (tuberculosis medicine) - increased risk of kidney disease.
  • Diuretics (furosemide) - increase the risk of kidney problems.
  • Gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, streptomycin, tobramycin (antibiotic) - increases the risk of kidney damage.
  • Reduced efficacy of BCG (anti-tumour medication).
  • Reduced activity of cholera vaccine - it is advised to take a gap of 14 days between both medicines.
  • Reduced efficacy of typhoid vaccine.
  • Chloramphenicol (antibiotic especially for eye infections) - decreased efficacy of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.
  • Warfarin (anticoagulant) - the risk of making the blood thinner and the patient can bleed easily.

Interactions with food items

  • There are no known adverse interactions of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet with food. A regular diet can be followed unless advised otherwise by your physician. Most medications work better with healthy lifest...
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  • It is advised to not take alcohol along with Zemetril 500 mg Tablet as it may carry the risk of increasing the severity of side effects like nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

Storage and disposal of Zemetril 500 MG

Store Zemetril 500 mg Tablet at room temperature (always less than 30℃) and away from direct sunlight. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets at home. Dispose of unused/expired...
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Dosage of Zemetril 500 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet causes vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, fast heart rate, and high blood pressure. In case of an overdose of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet, seek emergency medical in...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as you can. If the gap is too long or the next scheduled dose is approaching, it is advised to skip the missed dose and continue with the ...
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take a Zemetril 500 mg Tablet for seasonal cold and flu?

A: Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic and will only make you feel better if you have cold and flu symptoms due to a bacterial infection. Consult your doctor to know about your condition and the medication for the same.

Q: Can I drink coffee tea while taking the Zemetril 500 mg Tablet?

A: Yes, caffeine doesn't interact with the Zemetril 500mg Tablet. You can take tea and coffee within dietary limits while taking a Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.

Q: Can I take a Zemetril 500 mg Tablet if I have liver problems?

A: Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is generally a safe medication for patients with compromised liver conditions. There have only been 1-2 cases of acute liver toxicity associated with taking Zemetril 500 mg Tablet while having pre-existing liver disease. Talk to your doctor about the correct medication and dose for you.
Product Details
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ZEMETRIL
Expires on or After
26/09/2022

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