Zoxan 500mg Tablet
Zoxan 500mg Tablet

Zoxan 500mg Tablet

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Zoxan 500 MG Description

Zoxan 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used to treat various bacterial infections such as Pneumonia, Sinusitis and other infections of the skin, ear, nose, stomach and urinary tract. It co...
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ContainsCiprofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, diarrhoea
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Uses of Zoxan 500 MG

Zoxan 500 mg tablet helps to treat various bacterial infections such as respiratory tract, ear, urinary tract, sexually transmitted diseases, intestinal, stomach, skin, bone and joint, infections asso...
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Contraindications of Zoxan 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to ciprofloxacin or any other ingredients of Zoxan 500 tablet.
  • If you are taking other quinolone medicines like moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin or nalidixic acid.
  • If you are taking tizanidine (a medicine used to treat muscle spasm).

Side effects of Zoxan 500 MG

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

Precautions and Warnings of Zoxan 500 MG


Can I take Zoxan 500 tablet during pregnancy?
  • There is limited information available about the safety of the medicine in pregnant women. Therefore as a precautionary measure, it is preferable to avoid Zoxan 500 tablet if you are pregnant or think...
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Breast Feeding

Can I take Zoxan 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
Zoxan 500 tablet can pass into human breastmilk and harm your child. Hence, breastfeeding should be discontinued while you are taking this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zoxan 500 tablet?
Zoxan 500 tablet may affect the reaction time, which is crucial for driving. Hence, it is advised not to use this medicine while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Zoxan 500 tablet?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and medicine. However, long term use of alcohol weakens your immune system and body's response to pathogens and infections. Consult the doctor for more information if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any pre-existing medical condition such as liver or kidney related disorder, as Zoxan 500 tablet will then require dose adjustment.
  • The medicine is known to cause tendon rupture, nerve damage/pain (peripheral neuropathy). Be cautious and tell the doctor if you already have any of this condition before initiating the treatment.
  • You have a history of fits, psychiatric illness or any kind of heart-related disorder, etc.
  • You have diabetes as your blood glucose can drop when you are on this medicine.
  • You have a condition of muscle weakness. This medicine can worsen it.
  • You have an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells.
  • You experience any sudden severe allergic reaction, stomach pain or chest pain, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.

Mode of Action of Zoxan 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Ciprofloxacin in Zoxan 500 tablet blocks the action of an enzyme essential for DNA synthesis in bacteria, inhibiting its growth, multiplication and repair.

Directions for Use of Zoxan 500 MG

Swallow Zoxan 500 tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Consume it as per the directions given by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do n...
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Interactions of Zoxan 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes Zoxan 500 tablet may affect the way other medicines work or vice versa if taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or...
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  • Especially, if you are on certain medications like brain-related disorders, antigout medicines such as probenecid, anti-emetic like metoclopramide, medicines for breathing-related disorders, anticoagu...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, anaesthesia like lidocaine, etc.
  • Concomitant use of Zoxan 500 tablet and medicines used for heart disorders, psychotic disorders and certain antibiotics should be used cautiously as it can lead to undesirable effects.
  • Medicines or certain supplements containing iron, calcium, etc. antacids or sucralfate should not be taken within two hours of taking this medicine as they reduce the effect of this medicine.

Interactions with food items

Dietary supplements or mineral-fortified drinks like milk, yoghurt, calcium-fortified orange juice should not be taken with Zoxan 500 tablet as they reduce the absorption of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Zoxan 500 MG

  • Zoxan 500 tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight or heat. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not take this medicine after the expiry date, which is mentioned on the pack.

Dosage of Zoxan 500 MG


If you take more medicine than prescribed, Zoxan 500 tablet may cause confusion, tremors, headache, tiredness, dizziness, hallucinations, fits, liver or kidney impairment, blood in the urine, difficul...
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Missed a Dose

For optimum effect, doses of antibiotics should not be missed. If you have missed taking any dose of the Zoxan 500 tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then s...
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I avoid while taking the ciprofloxacin?

A: Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Wear a protective covering or use sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.

Q: Is Zoxan 500 tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Zoxan 500 tablet is an antibiotic.

Q: Can you take Zoxan 500 tablet if you have a fever?

A: No, you cannot take Zoxan 500 tablet if you have a fever as it is used to treat severe bacterial infections and not viral infections like a fever. Also, avoid self-medicating and should take any medicines only after consulting the doctor.

Q: What is the use of the Zoxan 500 tablet?

A: Zoxan 500 tablet is used to treat various types of bacterial infections like skin, ear, stomach, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.

Q: Is Zoxan 500 tablet habit-forming?

A: No, Zoxan 500 tablet is not habit-forming.

Q: Can I stop taking Zoxan 500 tablet before the prescribed duration?

A: No, finish the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. If you start feeling better, there are still infection-causing bacteria present in the body, which can make the infection return in a few days. Also, when one does not complete the course, these few bacteria later become resistant to these antibiotics and cause severe infections that are difficult to treat. Hence, always finish the course of antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Does Zoxan 500 mg tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?

A: Yes, Zoxan-500 tablet can be used in case of treating Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which is caused due to various bacterial organisms.
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