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Zikem 250 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Zikem 250 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Zikem Tablet

Uses of Zikem Tablet

Zikem 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).

Zikem Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Zikem are Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea.

How to use Zikem 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. Zikem 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zikem Tablet works

Zikem 250 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Thus, it stops the bacteria from growing, and prevents the infection from spreading.

In Depth Information on Zikem Tablet

Expert advice for Zikem Tablet

  • Zikem 250 mg Tablet will cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It may cause an upset stomach. If this happens to you, take it with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • 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.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Zikem 250 mg Tablet.
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Zikem Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Zikem Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zikem 250 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zikem 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Zikem 250 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.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Zikem 250 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zikem 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zikem 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zikem 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zikem 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zikem Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Zikem 250 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Zikem Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Azithromycin

Q. Is azithromycin and erythromycin the same?
No. Azithomycin and erythromycin are two different medications belonging to the same class and have similar use. Their use in different conditions may vary depending upon individual response
Q. Is azithromycin topical safe?
Azithromycin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Zikem used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Zikem is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking Zikem in these conditions.
Q. Is Zikem safe?
Zikem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Zikem an antibiotic?
Yes, Zikem is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as macrolides. It can be used to treat bacterial sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia and many other if caused by micro-organisms sensitive to Zikem. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Zikem good for tonsillitis?
Zikem can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over Zikem for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is Zikem banned?
No, Zikem is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can Zikem be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom which could be due to an underlying infection like bacterial, viral or fungal. Zikem can be used for the treatment of bacterial infections only. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is Zikem used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Zikem is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is Zikem good for acne?
Zikem can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of Zikem in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Zikem with paracetamol?
Zikem can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zikem with omeprazole?
Zikem can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zikem with ibuprofen?
Zikem can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zikem with esomeprazole?
Zikem can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zikem with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between Zikem and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take Zikem and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does Zikem treat a cough?
No, Zikem cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Zikem can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does Zikem affect sperm?
Zikem has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does Zikem cause drowsiness?
No, Zikem does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking Zikem.
Q. Does Zikem cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of Zikem. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking Zikem.
Q. Does Zikem affect fertility?
Zikem is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take Zikem for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, Zikem can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Zikem for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Zikem would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking Zikem or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take Zikem for the flu?
No, Zikem is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like Zikem as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take Zikem for a sinus infection?
Yes, Zikem can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take Zikem for yeast infection?
Zikem is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take Zikem for chlamydia?
Yes, Zikem can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take Zikem for tooth infection?
Zikem can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.

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Taking Zikem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Zikem with Astemizole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Astemizole: Histeeze, Stemiz
Zikem with Mizolastine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mizolastine: Zehist
Zikem with Ebastine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ebastine: Albast, Ebast, Ebay, Ebanorm, Ebaset, Best, Ebahist
Zikem with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Zikem with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux
Zikem with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Zikem with Repaglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Repaglinide: Ripadep, Lunch ON, Page, Repage, Eurepa, Rapilin, Repa, Novonorm
Zikem with Glipizide
MODERATE
Zikem with Chlorpropamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
Zikem with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Zikem with Fluphenazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Fluphenazine: Medipax, Monazine, Prolinate, Flupez
Zikem with Sulpiride
MINOR
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Zikem with Zuclopenthixol
MINOR
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Zikem with Chlorpromazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil, Chlorpromazine, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor, Chlorotame, Zinetil, CPZ, Largactil, Talentil, Prozen
Zikem with Zotepine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Zotepine: Sirilept
Zikem with Tiapride
MINOR
Medicines with composition Tiapride: Tiaprex
Zikem with Thioridazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Thioridazine: R Zin, T Zine, Thioril, Tridaz, Multizine, Ridazin, Delnil, Thiolent, Zeneril, Sychozine, Psyril, Melleril, Tensaril, Repoise
Zikem with Trifluoperazine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Trifluoperazine: Selocalm, Shicalm, Trazine, Relicalm, Trikozin
Zikem with Ziprasidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Ziprasidone: Zipris
Zikem with Blonanserin
MINOR
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Zikem with Asenapine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Zikem with Loxapine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Loxapine: Loxaris, Loxacon, Loxapax, Enipaxol, Loxpin, Loxacalm C, Loxapac
Zikem with Iloperidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Zikem with Flupenthixol
MINOR
Medicines with composition Flupenthixol: Pnxol, Anxiset
Zikem with Paliperidone
MINOR
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
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