Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Bacterial infections, Serious bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Cefuroxime

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefuroxime

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. Avoid Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.
Avoid Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet works

Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
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Uses of Linezolid

Linezolid is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections
It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (Pneumonia), and some infections in or under the skin.
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Side effects of Linezolid

Common

Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting.

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How to use Linezolid

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. Avoid Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.
Avoid Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet works

Linezolid is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cefuroxime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefuroxime to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Cefuroxime 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Cefuroxime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

Expert advice for Linezolid

  • Your doctor has prescribed Linezolid to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you're taking depression medications before you start taking Linezolid.
  • Avoid high amounts of cheese, alcohol, or soy sauce when taking Linezolid because it can raise your blood pressure to a dangerous level.
Warnings
Special precautions for Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably usafe to use dur
ing lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Covatil
LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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Frequently asked questions for Covatil LZ 500 mg/600 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Q. Is Cefuroxime an antibiotic?
Yes, Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is Cefuroxime a form of penicillin drug?
Cefuroxime belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Q. Is Cefuroxime safe?
Cefuroxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Cefuroxime a steroid?
Cefuroxime is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Q. Is Cefuroxime safe in G6PD deficiency?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Cefuroxime if you are G6PD deficient.
Q. Is Cefuroxime a fluoroquinolone?
Cefuroxime is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Cefuroxime useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Cefuroxime be taken with azithromycin?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Cefuroxime be taken with doxycycline?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Cefuroxime with pseudoephedrine?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Cefuroxime be taken with naproxen?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Is it safe to take Cefuroxime with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Does Cefuroxime have sulfa in it?
Cefuroxime has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Q. Does Cefuroxime expire?
Cefuroxime like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Q. Can Cefuroxime help to treat pneumonia?
Cefuroxime is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Cefuroxime have penicillin in it?
No, Cefuroxime does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Q. Can the use of Cefuroxime cause constipation?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Cefuroxime, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cefuroxime cover staphylococci?
Yes, Cefuroxime is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Q. Can the use of Cefuroxime make you feel tired?
Cefuroxime use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Cefuroxime, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Cefuroxime?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cefuroxime is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cefuroxime with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cefuroxime is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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