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Zefdinir 300mg Capsule

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Product introduction

Zefdinir 300mg Capsule is an antibiotic medicine used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and some sexually transmitted diseases.

Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, allergic reaction, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor 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. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, and palpitations.

Uses of Zefdinir Capsule

Benefits of Zefdinir Capsule

In Bacterial infections

Zefdinir 300mg Capsule works by killing the infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, and urinary tract among others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Zefdinir Capsule

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 Zefdinir

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Vaginal moniliasis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Protein in urine
  • Increased gamma-glutamyltransferase
  • High lymphocyte count
  • Lymphocytopenia
  • Microhematuria
  • Increased urine leukocytes

How to use Zefdinir Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zefdinir Capsule works

Zefdinir 300mg Capsule 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
UNSAFE
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zefdinir 300mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zefdinir Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zefdinir 300mg Capsule 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 Zefdinir 300mg Capsule 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule as it may cause increased side effects.

Fact Box

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

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FAQs

Q. Is Zefdinir 300mg Capsule effective?

Zefdinir 300mg Capsule 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 Zefdinir 300mg Capsule too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule?

Yes, you may drink milk while taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule. In fact, you must not take Zefdinir 300mg Capsule on an empty stomach and take it with food or milk to avoid stomach upset. If stomach upset occurs, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule can cause diarrhea. Zefdinir 300mg Capsule is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria but can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule?

If you forget a dose of Zefdinir 300mg Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What should you avoid while taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule?

You must avoid antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, iron supplements, or multivitamins, while taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule. It is best to take these medicines at least 2 hours before or after taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule.

Q. How long does Zefdinir 300mg Capsule take to work?

Usually, Zefdinir 300mg Capsule 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. What if I do not get better after using Zefdinir 300mg Capsule?

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. Can I stop taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zefdinir 300mg Capsule before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. Still, you need to take this medicine for the prescribed duration to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.

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