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Composition FOR ZEMETRIL

Cefprozil(250 mg)

food interaction for ZEMETRIL

alcohol interaction for ZEMETRIL

pregnancy interaction for ZEMETRIL

lactation interaction for ZEMETRIL

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zemetril 250 mg tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zemetril 250 mg tablet.
Zemetril 250 mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Cefprozil(250 mg)


Zemetril 250 mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever

How it works

Zemetril 250 mg tablet 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.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Itching, Urticaria, Shortness of breath, Diaper rash, Infection, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Rash, Sore lip, Sore mouth, Vomiting, Genital itching, Vaginal inflammation


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Expert advice FOR ZEMETRIL

  • Do not stop taking cefprozil even if you feel better as doing so may not clear infection completely.
  • You may experience diarrhea after starting with this antibiotic, do not stop the medications without consulting your doctor.
  • Take precautions if you have any kidney problems or are on diuretics, or have any gastrointestinal disease (colitis).
  • Inform your doctor about the use of cefprozil as it may interfere with certain lab test results.
  • Take precautions while taking cefprozil with aminoglycoside antibiotics and cephalosporin antibiotics as it may cause kidney toxicity.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR ZEMETRIL


Q. Is cefprozil same as penicillin/ or related to penicillin or contain penicillin?
Beta-lactam group of antibiotics and cross sensitivity has been demonstrated

Q. Is cefprozil a sulfa based drug?
No, cefprozil is not a sulpha based drug

Q. Is cefprozil stronger than amoxicillin?
Such comparisons between antibiotics cannot be drawn as these medicines are used for different indications depending on the doctor's clinical experience

Q. Is cefprozil used for strep throat, sinus infection, and bronchitis?
Yes, cefprozil is prescribed for strep throat, sinus infection, and bronchitis

Q. Can I take tylenol (paracetamol), advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (cold and flu medication), mucinex (guaifenesin), and benadryl with cefprozil?
There are no known drug interaction of cefprozil with tylenol (paracetamol), advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (cold and flu medication), mucinex (guaifenesin) and benadryl

Q. Does cefprozil treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
No, cefprozil is mainly indicated for respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria

Q. Does cefprozil interfere with birth control?
No, there no known effects of cefprozil on birth control

Q. Does cefprozil make you tired?
Yes, cefprozil may make you feel tired and sleepy.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)