Zocef 125mg Tablet
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Zocef Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It contains cefuroxime as an active ingredient. Zocef Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs, airways, tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which ultimately causes the death of bacteria. Take this medicine as suggested by your doctor. For effective treatment results always complete the course of antibiotic medicine. You should also avoid taking antibiotics unnecessarily as it can make the antibiotic ineffective for future treatment....
Uses of Zocef 125 MG
For the treatment of bacterial infection of lungs, airways, throat, tonsils, sinus, ears, skin, soft tissues and urinary tract etc.
Contraindications of Zocef 125 MG
- If you are allergic to cefuroxime or any ingredients of this medicine.
- If you have a history of allergic reaction due to antibiotics.
Side effects of Zocef 125 MG
- Stomach pain
- Fungal infections
- Raised liver enzymes
Precautions and Warnings of Zocef 125 MG
Can I take Zocef Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information available on the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or you think maybe pregnant before taking this medicine.
Can I take Zocef Tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of this medicine pass into breast milk in small quantities and may cause diarrhoea and fungal infection in the breastfed baby. Discontinue breastfeeding if you observe any of the symptoms in the breastfed baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Zocef Tablet?
Be cautious while driving if you experience dizziness and drowsiness after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Zocef Tablet?
There is no known interaction known between alcohol and Zocef Tablet.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience continuous diarrhoea after taking this medicine, immediately stop taking it and seek medical help.
- 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 and white patches around your mouth.
- You have a kidney-related disease.
Mode of Action of Zocef 125 MG
How Does It Work?
Zocef Tablet works by inhibiting the formation of the bacterial cell wall that leads to the death of infection-causing bacteria.
Directions for Use of Zocef 125 MG
- Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
Interactions of Zocef 125 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Certain medicines can interact with the action of Zocef Tablet or Zocef Tablet it self can alter the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, herbals or supplements you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- In particular, if you are taking medicines for acidity, oral contraceptives, anti-gout medicines and blood thinners such as warfarin.
Storage and disposal of Zocef 125 MG
- Store Zocef Tablet in a cool and dry place, to protect it from light.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Zocef 125 MG
Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken too much of this medicine. Overdose of this medicine may cause damage to the brain and one may also experience fits.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Zocef 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....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take this medicine if I am allergic to similar antibiotics?
A: No, do not take this medicine if you have experienced allergies due to the use of other antibiotics. Always inform your doctor about any medicine related 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 lead to recurrence or return of the infection.
Q: How long should I take Zocef 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 Zocef Tablet an antibiotic?
A: Yes, Zocef Tablet is an antibiotic medicine.
Q: What are the side effects of Zocef Tablet?
A: The common side effects of Zocef 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.
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