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Zifi 200mg Tablet

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Cefixime(200.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zifi 200 tablet is an antibiotic medicine used in treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract, lungs, throat, airways, tonsils, middle ear and cervical/urethral infections. It is also used to t...
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Uses of Zifi 200mg Tablet

  • Zifi 200 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of ear, nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis), urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections), throat infections (such as tonsillitis, phary...
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  • It is also effective for typhoid (enteric) fever and gonorrhoea.

Contraindications of Zifi 200mg Tablet

If you are allergic to cefixime or any similar antibiotics, including penicillin or any other ingredients of Zifi 200 tablet.

Side effects of Zifi 200mg Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Skin itching
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Zifi 200mg Tablet



Can I take Zifi 200 tablet during pregnancy?
Due to a lack of safety information on pregnancy, cefixime should not be used in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Zifi 200 tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unknown whether cefixime passes into human milk. Hence, it is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with this medicine. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, watch for diarrhoea in your baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zifi 200 tablet?
Zifi 200 tablet can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert and fits. If you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Zifi 200 tablet?
There is limited information available on interactions of Zifi 200 when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects of this medicine and delay the recovery from infection. Thus, avoid consuming alcohol while taking this antibiotic.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney disease or kidney failure or liver disease.
  • You experience skin reactions after taking this medicine.
  • You have or had encephalopathy (damage or disease that affects the brain and alters the way the brain works).
  • You are suffering from a condition called haemolytic anaemia (a condition where red blood cells get broken down faster than they are formed).
  • You experience watery diarrhoea, stomach pain and fever.

Mode of Action of Zifi 200mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Zifi 200 contains cefixime. It works by inhibiting the growth of the cell walls of bacteria, which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Zifi 200mg Tablet

Take Zifi 200 tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water as directed by your doctor. Do not consume it more than the prescribed medicine or for a longer duration. Always complete the course o...
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Interactions of Zifi 200mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Zifi 200 works or Zifi 200 itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, im...
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  • Medicine used as a blood thinner such as warfarin should be used with caution, as it increases the risk of bleeding when used along with this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Zifi 200mg Tablet

  • Store it below 25°C, protected from light.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Zifi 200mg Tablet


Seek medical care immediately in case you happen to take too much of this medicine. This medicine is known to cause damage to your brain (Encephalopathy) if taken in large quantities.

Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics. Do not miss any dose. If you have missed any dose of Zifi 200 tablet, then take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your next dose...
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Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use Zifi 200 for tooth infections?

A: No, do not self medicate with Zifi 200. Reach out to your dentist to find out the main cause of your tooth infection and get treatment.

Q: Is Zifi 200 effective for a cyst?

A: No, Cyst is a fluid-filled lump just underneath the skin. It's is very common and usually harmless. They may not require any special treatment. See your doctor if you the feel cyst is infected and he might suggest antibiotics.

Q: Can Zifi 200 be used for sore throat?

A: No, Sore throat is usually caused due to a viral infection. Zifi 200 is an antibiotic and may not be effective against it.

Q: Can I take Zifi 200 tablet for fever and cold?

A: No, Zifi 200 tablet is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Can I stop taking Zifi 200 tablet if I feel better?

A: No, you must not stop taking Zifi 200 even if you feel better or the symptoms of the infections go away. Complete the entire course of this medicine to avoid antibiotic resistance and effective treatment of infection.

Q: Can I take Zifi 200 tablet if I have flu?

A: No, Zifi 200 is an antibiotic medicine and not effective against flu, which is usually caused by a virus.

Q: Can I take Zifi 200 tablet for a stomach infection?

A: No, Zifi 200 may be effective for controlling stomach infections. Moreover, stomach infections could be due to various reasons. Thus, you should not take this medicine for any infection without consulting your doctor.

Q: Why do I experience diarrhoea after taking Zifi 200 tablet?

A: Antibiotics sometimes can affect the normal bacterial flora of the colon along with acting on harmful bacteria. Some of these good bacteria play an important role in digestion and absorption and affecting them can alter these processes. This is why you experience diarrhoea with antibiotic treatment.

Q: Is Zifi 200 used for typhoid fever?

A: Yes, Zifi 200 is effective in typhoid fever. Typhoid is an infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi and it usually spreads via contaminated water and food.

Q: Zifi 200 vs Taxim-O 200, are they the same?

A: Both Zifi 200 tablet and Taxim-O 200 tablet contain cefixime as their active ingredient which is an antibiotic medicine. Based on the cause behind your infection and considering your medical history your doctor shall prescribe the suitable medicine for you. Do not self-medicate in any case as these antibiotics are stronger and should be strictly used under medical supervision.

Q: What is the difference between Zifi 200 and Zifi-O 200 tablets?

A: Zifi 200 tablet contains cefixime whereas Zifi-O 200 tablet contains a combination of cefixime and ofloxacin. Both these medicines are antibiotics and are used against various infections. After your diagnosis, the doctor shall prescribe suitable medicine for you. Take the medicine prescribed by your doctor for the stated duration to gain the optimal benefits. Do not self-medicate in any case.


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ContainsCefixime(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion
Last Updated on: 10 Oct 2021 | 05:24 PM (IST)
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