Medicine Overview of Refzone S Injection
Side Effects of Refzone S are Diarrhoea, Increased liver enzymes, Allergic reaction, Rash.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Ceftriaxone and Sulbactam. Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Ceftriaxone against bacteria.
In Depth Information on Refzone S Injection
- You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance.
- Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
- Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
- Stop taking Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Refzone S Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Refzone S 1000mg/500mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Refzone S Injection
Q. Can the use of Refzone s cause allergic reaction?
Yes. Refzone s can cause an allergic reaction and is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotic called cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q. Can the use of Refzone s cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Refzone s can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can Refzone s be taken orally?
No, Refzone s can only be administered intravenously or intramuscularly, and the drug is completely absorbed. It is not available orally. For most infections, it is usually given once or twice a day.
Q. What is Refzone s used for?
Refzone s is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Ceftriaxone belongs to a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins and treats urinary tract infections, infection of the ears, lungs and meningitis (inflammation of meninges in brain) caused by bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used for the treatment of urinary tract and skin infections.
Q. When you must not be given Refzone s?
The use of Refzone s should be avoided in patients if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine containing ceftriaxone or any other cephalosporin antibiotic.
Q. What is the most important information should i know before starting the Refzone s?
Tell your doctor if you have or had any medical conditions, including kidney disease, stomach problems, liver disease or bleeding problems or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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