Zocef Dry Syrup 30ml

Infection Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ZOCEF DRY contain Cefuroxime which belongs to a group of medicine called cephalosporin antibiotics. It is an antibiotic used in adults and children to treat infections of throat, sinus, middle ear, lungs or chest, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. It works by preventing bacteria from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall). This causes the cell walls to rupture resulting in the death of the bacteria.

The common side effects are fungal infections (such as Candida), headache, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, increase in a type of white blood cell, increase in liver enzymes. This medicine must be taken after food. Do not mix ZOCEF DRY with hot liquids. It can be diluted in cold fruit juices, or milk drinks but should be taken immediately. Shake well before use. It is strictly not recommended for children aged under 3 months. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.  

USES OF ZOCEF DRY

  • Treat infections of throat, sinus, middle ear, lungs or chest, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues

HOW ZOCEF DRY WORKS

ZOCEF DRY works by preventing bacteria from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall). This causes the cell walls to rupture resulting in the death of the bacteria.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take ZOCEF DRY exactly as your doctor has told you to. This medicine must be taken after food. Do not mix the medicine with hot liquids. It can be diluted in cold fruit juices, or milk drinks but should be taken immediately. Shake the bottle before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ZOCEF DRY

SERIOUS

  • severe allergic reactions (including raised and itchy rash, swelling, sometimes of the face or mouth causing difficulty in breathing)
  • skin rash, which may blister, and look like small target (central dark spot surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge)
  • widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (fever, chills, muscle pain)

COMMON

  • fungal infections (such as candida)
  • headache, dizziness
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • increase in a type of white blood cell (eosinophilia)
  • increase in liver enzymes

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.  

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without consulting to a doctor.

Nausea:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Stomach pain:

Keep try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly and smaller and frequent meals. Applying a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ZOCEF DRY should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

ZOCEF DRY should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause dizziness and less alertness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ZOCEF DRY.

KIDNEY

ZOCEF DRY should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

ZOCEF DRY should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take ZOCEF DRY if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefuroxime or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • fungal infections (such as candida)
  • severe diarrhoea (pseudomembranous colitis)

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • medicine used to reduce the amount of acid in your stomach (e.g. antacids used to treat heartburn)
  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • oral anticoagulants
  • contraceptive pills

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cefuroxime
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotic, Cephalosporin (Second Generation)
Therapeutic Indication :   Infections of throat, sinus, middle ear, lungs or chest, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Injection, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT ZOCEF DRY

Can ZOCEF DRY be taken on an empty stomach?

No, it should not be taken on an empty stomach like other antibiotics of its class. It should be taken after food.

How ZOCEF DRY Works?

It works by kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Can ZOCEF DRY cause dizziness?

Yes, this medicine may cause dizziness in some individuals. Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Beta-Lactam Antibiotics. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition,2013. Page - 727.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 686-688.

3. L J Scott 1, D Ormrod, K L Goa. Cefuroxime axetil: an updated review of its use in the management of bacterial infections. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. 2001 [Accessed 02 Dec 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11558834/

4. C M Ginsburg, G H McCracken, Jr, M Petruska, and K Olson. Pharmacokinetics and bactericidal activity of cefuroxime axetil. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. Oct 1985. [Accessed 02 Dec 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC180292/

5. Glaxo Operations UK Ltd; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Nov 2019] [Accessed 02 Dec 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3814.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count
  • Peripheral smear examination

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    40
    Ingredient
    CEFUROXIME 125MG
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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Zocef Dry Syrup 30ml

Zocef Dry Syrup 30ml Mkt: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.230.00
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