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Consuming alcohol with Zilcef does not cause any harmful side effects.
Zilcef is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Zilcef is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Zilcef may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Zilcef should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zilcef may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zilcef is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Zilcef is recommended.
Zilcef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), urinary tr... View More
Uses of Zilcef
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Zilcef
- Allergic reaction
- Stomach pain
How to use Zilcef
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zilcef may be taken with o... View More
How Zilcef works
Zilcef is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to... View More
What if you forget to take Zilcef?
If you miss a dose of Zilcef, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Zilcef to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
- Discontinue Zilcef and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your st... View More
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zilcef as it may cause increased side effects.
Pharyngitis, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Skin and skin structure infections, Tonsillitis, Respiratory tract infections, Acute Maxil... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Pharyngitis & Tonsillitis 500 mg PO qDay for 10 days Respiratory Tract Infections, Skin Infections 250-500 mg q12hr OR 500 mg qDay for10 days
Child: PO 15–30 mg/kg/day q12h
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <30 Half normal dose.
Mode of Action
Cefprozil inhibits cell wall synthesis and has activity against a broad range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Hypersensitivity to penicillins; renal impairment; porphyria. Monitor renal and haematologic status. Pregnancy, lactation. Lactation: low distributio... View More
1-10% Nausea (3.5%),Diarrhea (2.9%),Elevated LFTs (2%),Diaper rash (1.5%),Abdominal pain (1%),Dizziness (1%),Vomiting (1%) <1% Eosinophilia,Superin... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: B Lactation: low distribution into breast milk; use with caution
Renal excretion delayed by probenecid. Decreases contraceptive effect of oestrogen-containing oral contraceptives.
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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... View More