Medicine Overview of Zefex Injection
Zefex 1000 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Zefex are Increased liver enzymes, Allergic reaction, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Zefex 1000 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Zefex Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Zefex 1000 mg 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 to come back and harder to treat.
Discontinue Zefex 1000 mg 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zefex 1000 mg Injection as it may cause increased side effects.
Zefex Injection related warnings
Zefex 1000 mg Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Zefex 1000 mg 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.
Zefex 1000 mg Injection 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 Zefex 1000 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Zefex 1000 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Zefex 1000 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zefex 1000 mg Injection is recommended.
There is limited information available on the use of Zefex 1000 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Zefex 1000 mg Injection, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Zefex Injection
Q. What is cefoperazone sulbactam?
Combination of cefoperazone and sulbactam (beta lactamase inhibitor) are used for the treatment of intra-abdominal infections
No, cefoperazona is not a nephrotoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase nephrotoxicity. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Zefex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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