Zostum O 200mg Tab 10's
By ZUVENTUS HEALTH CARE LTD
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Zostum-O 200 tablet contains Cefditoren, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, airways, throat and the skin caused by various susceptible strains of microorganisms. It belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics. It is recommended to be used for adults and children above 12 years of age. It kills the bacteria by inhibiting the formation of bacterial cell walls further resulting in the cell death. Take Zostum-O 200 as prescribed by your doctor. You may experience adverse effects like diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, headache. If you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor immediately. Inform your doctor, if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements your take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine.
Uses of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
Zostum-O 200 tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the lungs, airways, throat and skin caused by various susceptible strains of microorganisms in adults and adolescents (12 years of age or older).
Contraindications of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
- If you are allergic to Cefditoren, any similar medicine from the cephalosporin class of medicines or any other components of the Zostum-O 200 tablet.
- If you have carnitine deficiency or inborn errors of metabolism that may result in clinically significant carnitine deficiency, milk protein allergy.
Side effects of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
- A dry mouth
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
Can I take the Zostum-O 200 Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effects of this medicine during human pregnancy. However, your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is needed. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines during pregnancy.
Can I take the Zostum-O 200 Tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited information about the effects of this medicine in a breastfeeding mother. Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother, he may give you this medicine only if it is needed. Do not take any other medicines without talking to your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed the Zostum-O 200 Tablet?
If you experience any of the side effects of this medicine like confusion, loss of consciousness, fits then avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with the Zostum-O 200 Tablet?
Alcohol-Cefditoren interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor if you have a habit of consuming alcohol daily.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have or have ever had kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis) or liver disease.
- You are allergic to any medicine (especially penicillins).
- You are malnourished.
- You are undergoing any medical test including urine glucose (sugar) tests can cause you to have false results when you are using cefditoren.
Mode of Action of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
Cefditoren is an antibiotic that inhibits the formation of the bacterial cell wall further resulting in bacterial death.
Directions for Use of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
Zostum-O 200 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Zostum-O 200 tablet when taken concomitantly with antacids or other medicines such as cimetidine, ranitidine to reduce stomach acids results in a decreased absorption of Cefditoren.
- Probenecid when co-administered with Zostum-O 200 tablet can increase the level of cefditoren in the blood, by affecting its clearance rate.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Storage and disposal of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
- Store Zostum-O 200 tablet below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
- Protect it from light and moisture.
- Keep the product out of reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Zostum O 200mg Tab 10'S
If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of the Zostum-O 200 tablet, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of the Zostum-O 200 tablet, then 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 this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Zostum-O 200 Tablet effective?
A: Zostum-O 200 Tablet is effective if you take it in the correct doses and for the exact duration as advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, the chances of recurrence of the infection increases.
Q: How long does the Zostum-O 200 Tablet take to work?
A: Zostum-O 200 Tablet starts showing activity soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria.
Q: Why should I take the Zostum-O 200 Tablet with food?
A: Zostum-O 200 Tablet should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach, also it enhances the absorption of the medicine thereby consuming this medicine on an empty stomach can result in an upset stomach.
Q: Can I stop taking the Zostum-O 200 Tablet when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?
A: No, do not stop taking the Zostum-O 200 Tablet and complete the full course of treatment else the treatment might fail and the chances of recurrence of the infection increases. You may feel better before your infection is completely cured. To gain optimal benefits it is advised to take it for the prescribed duration.
Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2021 | 08:16 AM (IST)
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