Zefu 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Zefu 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Zefu Tablet

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Uses of Zefu Tablet

Zefu 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in serious bacterial infections of various body parts like urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Zefu Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Zefu Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Zefu 500mg Tablet with food.
Avoid Zefu 500mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Zefu Tablet works

Zefu 500mg tablet is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It prevents bacteria from making their own protective cell wall. This causes the bacteria to rupture and finally death.

In Depth Information on Zefu Tablet

Expert advice for Zefu Tablet

  • 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 Zefu 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 Zefu 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zefu 500mg Tablet 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
Zefu 500mg Tablet 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 Zefu 500mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Zefu 500mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zefu 50
0mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Zefu 50
0mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefuroxime, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zefu 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Zefu is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Zefu belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Zefu is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Zefu is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Zefu is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Zefu if you are G6PD deficient.
Zefu is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Zefu is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Zefu be taken with azithromycin?
Zefu is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Zefu be taken with doxycycline?
Zefu is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Zefu with pseudoephedrine?
Zefu is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Zefu be taken with naproxen?
Zefu is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Zefu is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Zefu has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Zefu like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Zefu is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
No, Zefu does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Zefu is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Zefu, consult your doctor.
Yes, Zefu is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Zefu use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Zefu, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Zefu?
No drug interactions have been reported when Zefu is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zefu with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Zefu is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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