Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup

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Composition for Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup

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30 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Zeefix Dry Syrup

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Uses of Zeefix Dry Syrup

Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Zeefix Dry Syrup

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Zeefix Dry Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup at a fixed time.

How Zeefix Dry Syrup works

Zeefix 50mg dry syrup is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

In Depth Information on Zeefix Dry Syrup

Expert advice for Zeefix Dry Syrup

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Zeefix immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoid prolonged use of Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
SAFE
Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zeefix 50mg Dry Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime

Zeefix is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Zeefix has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Zeefix belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Zeefix in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Zeefix is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Zeefix is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Zeefix. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Zeefix. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Zeefix.
Zeefix is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Zeefix is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Zeefix is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Zeefix. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Zeefix does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Zeefix is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Zeefix can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Zeefix is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Zeefix in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Zeefix may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Zeefix.
Q. Can I take Zeefix with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Zeefix and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zeefix and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Zeefix and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zeefix with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Zeefix and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zeefix with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Zeefix as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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