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Consuming alcohol with Zinacef does not cause any harmful side effects.
Zinacef 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
Zinacef 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 ha... View More
Not relevant, as Zinacef is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
There is limited information available on the use of Zinacef in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Zinacef in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Zinacef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g. pneumonia), ear, thr... View More
Uses of Zinacef
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Zinacef
- Allergic reaction
- Increased liver enzymes
- Injection site reaction
How to use Zinacef
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Zinacef works
Zinacef is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to su... View More
What if you forget to take Zinacef?
If you miss a dose of Zinacef, 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 r... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Zinacef 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 come back and harder to ... View More
- Discontinue Zinacef 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
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zinacef as it may cause increased side effects.
Pharyngitis, Acute otitis media, Lyme disease, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Skin and skin structure infections,Tonsillitis, Respirat... View More
Tab: May be taken with or without food. Oral susp: Should be taken with food. IV Preparation Direct injection: reconstitute in 8 mL (for 750-mg via... View More
Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Maxillary Sinusitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Exacerbation... View More
Children: PO 20–30 mg/kg/day q12h For bone and joint infections, up to 100 mg/kg/day IV, IM 100–150 mg/kg/day q8h
Renal impairment: Patients undergoing haemodialysis should receive an additional 750-mg dose after each dialysis; those undergoing continuous peritoneal... View More
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Mode of Action
Cefuroxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in b... View More
Severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation; hypersensitivity to penicillins. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with caution
>10% Diarrhea (4-11%; depends on duration) 1-10% Decreased hemoglobin or hematocrit (10%),Eosinophilia (7%),Nausea or vomiting (3-7%),Vaginitis (<5... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Available data from published epidemiologic studies, case series, and case reports over several decades in pregnant women have not establishe... View More
May enhance the nephrotoxic effect of strong-acting diuretics (e.g. furosemide) and aminoglycosides. May enhance the effect of oral anticoagulants. May ... View More
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