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Samzone 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Samzone 500mg Injection is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the brain (e.g., meningitis), lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, urinary tract, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood, and heart.

Samzone 500mg Injection may also be used to prevent infections during surgery. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This medicine will be given to you regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the returning or worsening of infection.

The most common side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, rash, and changes in liver function tests and blood cell counts. Some people may develop temporary redness or pain at the site of injection. These side effects are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Samzone Injection

Benefits of Samzone Injection

In Bacterial infections

Samzone 500mg Injection is the injection form of a versatile antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Samzone Injection

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 Samzone

  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Samzone Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Samzone Injection works

Samzone 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Samzone 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Samzone 500mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Samzone 500mg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Samzone 500mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Samzone 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Samzone 500mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Samzone 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Samzone 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Samzone 500mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Samzone Injection?

If you miss a dose of Samzone 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Samzone 500mg Injection 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 harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Samzone 500mg Injection 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 does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad Spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 3 generation

Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Samzone 500mg Injection safe?

Samzone 500mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How long does Samzone 500mg Injection take to work?

Usually, Samzone 500mg Injection starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. Who should not take Samzone 500mg Injection?

Samzone 500mg Injection should not be prescribed to people who are allergic to Samzone 500mg Injection or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any problems with your liver, kidneys, gall bladder, or any other blood-related disorders such as hemolytic anemia. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are planning a baby, do not take Samzone 500mg Injection without consulting your doctor to avoid any harmful effects on the baby. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Samzone 500mg Injection?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. For how long does Samzone 500mg Injection stay in the body?

Usually, Samzone 500mg Injection stays in the body for around 2 days after completely stopping the medicine.

Q. Is Samzone 500mg Injection effective?

Samzone 500mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Samzone 500mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Samzone 500mg Injection administered?

Samzone 500mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit from Samzone 500mg Injection.

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