Medicine Overview of Zemetril Tablet
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet 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 Zemetril are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Zemetril 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet 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 Zemetril Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Zemetril 500 mg Tablet 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 Zemetril 500 mg Tablet 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 Zemetril 500 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
Zemetril Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zemetril 500 mg Tablet.
Zemetril 500 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.
Zemetril 500 mg 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 Zemetril 500 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Zemetril 500 mg Tablet, 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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Frequently asked questions about Zemetril Tablet
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 Zemetril a sulfa based drug?
No, Zemetril 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 Zemetril used for strep throat, sinus infection, and bronchitis?
Yes, Zemetril 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 Zemetril?
There are no known drug interaction of Zemetril with tylenol (paracetamol), advil (ibuprofen), Nyquil (cold and flu medication), mucinex (guaifenesin) and benadryl
Q. Does Zemetril treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
No, Zemetril is mainly indicated for respiratory tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria
Q. Does Zemetril interfere with birth control?
No, there no known effects of Zemetril on birth control
Q. Does Zemetril make you tired?
Yes, Zemetril may make you feel tired and sleepy.
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