ZOSTUM 1gm Injection

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Drug Information for ZOSTUM 1gm Injection

What is ZOSTUM 1gm Injection used for?

ZOSTUM 1gm Injection injection/tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

ZOSTUM 1gm Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ZOSTUM 1gm Injection work?

In ZOSTUM 1gm Injection , Cefoperazone belongs to the class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). Thus, it helps in reducing the growth of bacteria.

Sulbactam belongs to the class of drugs called β-lactamase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the activity of certain enzymes produced by the bacteria, thereby reducing the bacterial infections.

How to use ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ZOSTUM 1gm Injection injection/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • ZOSTUM 1gm Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of ZOSTUM 1gm Injection , please 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.

What are the drugs that interact with ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?

Drugs that interact with ZOSTUM 1gm Injection are:

  • Amikacin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Dicoumarol
  • Doxycycline
  • Epirubicin
  • Furosemide
  • Gentamicin
  • Idarubicin
  • Metrizamide
  • Ritonavir
  • Warfarin

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 ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of ZOSTUM 1gm Injection :

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Urticaria
  • Eosinophilia
  • Skin reactions
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Decrease in haemoglobin concentration

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 ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ZOSTUM 1gm Injection .
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ZOSTUM 1gm Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid ZOSTUM 1gm Injection 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 prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to use ZOSTUM 1gm Injection 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 ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in ZOSTUM 1gm Injection

Frequently Asked questions about ZOSTUM 1gm Injection

  1. How should ZOSTUM 1gm Injection be stored?
  2. ZOSTUM 1gm Injection should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while using ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?
  4. Yes. It is advisable to avoid spicy food as gastrointestinal disturbance is one of the common side effects of ZOSTUM 1gm Injection .

  5. How long can I use ZOSTUM 1gm Injection ?
  6. It is recommended to use ZOSTUM 1gm Injection for a prescribed duration of time as recommended by your doctor.


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