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Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Genofix LZ Tablet

Side effects of Genofix LZ Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Genofix LZ

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Flatulence
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Indigestion

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Indigestion
    Try taking your medicine with a meal or snack, or shortly after eating. It might help to eat smaller and more frequent meals, and to eat and drink slowly. Avoid foods which can irritate your stomach such as carbonated soft drinks, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods, mints and citrus fruits. Quit smoking and alcohol because they increase the symptoms. Do not eat for 3 or 4 hours before going to bed. Try raising the head of your bed at night or use extra pillows. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about medicines that may help, such as antacids, if your condition does not improve.

How to use Genofix LZ Tablet

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. Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Genofix LZ Tablet works

Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefixime and Linezolid. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Linezolid stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Together, they eradicate your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet
₹29.5/Tablet
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Lizokef Tablet
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Lincef Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet 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 treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid eating cheese, processed meats, alcohol, or soy sauce as these may raise your blood pressure.
  • 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 stools.
  • Stop using Genofix LZ 200mg/600mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you have a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face, or difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. What is Genofix LZ used for?

Genofix LZ is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Cefixime treats infections of the urinary tract, skin, soft-tissue, ear, abdomen, genitals and lungs (pneumonia and bronchitis). Linezolid is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (pneumonia), and some infections in or under the skin.

Q. Can the use of Genofix LZ cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Genofix LZ can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill the good and helpful bacteria present in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. Is the use of Genofix LZ helpful in the treatment of bronchitis?

Yes, Genofix LZ is helpful in the treatment of bronchitis.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Genofix LZ?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Linezolid. Hafnarfjörður, Iceland: Actavis ehf.; 2015. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefixime. Mandideep, India: Lupin Limited; 1986 [revised May 2012]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Linezolid. Pfizer; 2000. [Accessed 30 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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