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Zifi 400mg Tablet

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By FDC LIMITED
5 Tablet(s) in Strip
190.4*
224.00
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Cefixime(400.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zifi 400mg Tablet contains Cefixime that belongs to the group of antibiotics called Cephalosporins.

Uses of Zifi 400mg Tablet

  • It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as infection of ear
  • Infection of nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis)
  • Infection of urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections)
  • Throat infections (such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis)
  • Infection of chest and lungs (such as bronchitis, pneumonia)

Contraindications of Zifi 400mg Tablet

  • You are allergic to Cefixime or any other Cephalosporin antibiotics including Penicillin
  • If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine

Side effects of Zifi 400mg Tablet

  • Diarrhea sometimes, watery diarrhea with fever and weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes, fever, sore throat, bleeding gum, vaginal discharge
  • Allergic reaction like rash,itching, blisters and papules
  • Joint pain, difficulty in swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

Precautions and Warnings of Zifi 400mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zifi 400mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Cefixime should not be used in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zifi 400mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with this medicine. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, please watch out for symptoms of diarrhea and fungal infection of mouth in your baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zifi 400mg Tablet?
A:
This medicine can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits, if you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zifi 400mg Tablet?
A:
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney disease or kidney failure
  • You have severe skin adverse reactions
  • You are suffering from encephalopathy (fits, confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert)
  • You are suffering from the condition called haemolytic anaemia (breakdown of red blood cells)

Mode of Action of Zifi 400mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Cefixime works by killing the bacteria by inhibiting the formation and growth of bacterial cell wall which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria responsible for causing infection.

Directions for Use of Zifi 400mg Tablet

Take it as a whole with a glass of water as directed by your doctor.

Interactions of Zifi 400mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you are taking Carbamazepine (medicine used to treat seizures)
  • Medications used for thinning of the blood such as Warfarin

Interactions with food items

There are no known interactions of Cefixime when taken with food.

Storage and disposal of Zifi 400mg Tablet

  • Store below 25°C
  • Protect from light
  • Keep out of the reach of children

Dosage of Zifi 400mg Tablet

Overdose

If you have taken too much of this medicine, seek medical care immediately, as this medicine may damage your brain (Encephalopathy).

Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose. If you have missed any dose of this medicine, take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosage schedule. Do not take the double dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What do you mean by inappropriate use of antibiotics?

A: Inappropriate use of antibiotics constitutes taking antibiotics when not needed, for wrong diseases, taking inappropriate dosage and not completing the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by doctor.

Q: I was given this medicine for urinary tract infection, after taking it for two days I am feeling perfectly fine, can I discontinue taking this medicine?

A: No, this medicine is an antibiotic and antibiotics have to be taken for the complete course as prescribed by your doctor. Though you will be feeling better, but some bacteria will still be alive in your system, this can lead to these bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. To ensure complete and effective treatment, take medicine for the full course even if you start feeling fine midway.

Q: I have fever and cold, can I take this medicine?

A: No, this medicine 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: What is antibiotic resistance?

A: Antibiotic resistance is a natural process. It occurs when an antibiotic fails to efficiently control the growth or kill bacteria causing infection. A bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, which would normally kill them. As resistance develops, these antibiotic medicines become gradually less effective – and eventually, they lose their effectiveness entirely. Antibiotic resistance is a consequence of the excessive use of antibiotics and misuse even when not required.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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