ZANOCIN 50mg Solution 60ml

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Drug Information for ZANOCIN 50mg Solution 60ml

What is ZANOCIN 50mg Solution used for?

ZANOCIN 50mg Solution tablet/syrup is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of skin, lungs prostate, urinary tract. It is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and gonorrhoea.

ZANOCIN 50mg Solution eye drops/eye ointment are used for the treatment of bacterial infections of eyes and ulcers in the cornea of the eye.

ZANOCIN 50mg Solution injection is used for the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonococcal infections and certain types of diarrhoea.

ZANOCIN 50mg Solution may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ZANOCIN 50mg Solution work?

ZANOCIN 50mg Solution belongs to the class of drugs called broad-spectrum antibiotics. This drug acts by blocking certain bacterial enzymes and inhibiting their function. Thus, it helps in inhibiting the bacterial cell division and propagation. 

How to use ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ZANOCIN 50mg Solution as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take ZANOCIN 50mg Solution tablets with or without food.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
  • Instil ZANOCIN 50mg Solution eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or its surrounding tissue.
  • Pull the lower eyelid gently and squeeze a thin strip of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution eye ointment in the eye. Keep the eyes closed for 1 to 2 minutes after application.
  • ZANOCIN 50mg Solution injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution, use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of ofloxacin include the following:

  • Severe Dizziness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience the above symptom.

What are the drugs that interact with ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?

Drugs that interact with ZANOCIN 50mg Solution include the following:                                                         

  • Amiodarone
  • Anisindione
  • Bupropion
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Dolasetron
  • Efavirenz
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Metrizamide
  • Mifepristone
  • Quinidine
  • Saquinavir
  • Warfarin
  • Ziprasidone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?

The following are the most common side effects of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution oral :

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Persistent fever
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unsteadiness
  • Hearing impairment

The following are the most common side effects of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution eye drops/eye ointment:

  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eye discomfort
  • Itching
  • Eye dryness
  • Redness of eye
  • Increased tears
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

The following are the most common side effects of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution injection:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black/tarry stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Joint pain
  • Bloating
  • Decreased appetite
  • Taste impairment

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ZANOCIN 50mg Solution or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ZANOCIN 50mg Solution causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid ZANOCIN 50mg Solution during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution if you are having any history of tendonitis or joint pains.

You are advised not to use ZANOCIN 50mg Solution if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of myasthenia gravis, heart rhythm disorders, nerve problems, tendon abnormalities, low potassium or magnesium levels.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about ZANOCIN 50mg Solution

  1. How should ZANOCIN 50mg Solution tablet be stored?
  2. ZANOCIN 50mg Solution tablets should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC) away from light, heat, and moisture.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?
  4. Yes, it is advised to take plenty of water or fluids while on ZANOCIN 50mg Solution medication.

  5. What are the contraindications of ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?
  6. ZANOCIN 50mg Solution is contraindicated in patients with Myasthenia Gravis, tendonitis and severe joint pains.

  7. Can I use ZANOCIN 50mg Solution eye drops to treat viral conjunctivitis?
  8. No, ZANOCIN 50mg Solution is only used to treat bacterial infections. Therefore, please consult your doctor for an appropriate medication in case of viral conjunctivitis.

  9. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution?
  10. Yes, it is advised to monitor for blood sugar levels and complete blood picture regularly while using ZANOCIN 50mg Solution.


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