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Zocare OZ Suspension


Overview

Introduction

Zocare OZ Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics that effectively kills the microorganisms. It is used to treat gynecological infections, lung infections, urinary infections, and gastrointestinal infections such as acute diarrhea or dysentery.


Zocare OZ Suspension should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as an overdose of it may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better to ensure a complete recovery.

Zocare OZ Suspension may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Zocare OZ Suspension

Side effects of Zocare OZ Suspension

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Zocare OZ Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Zocare OZ Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Zocare OZ Suspension works

Zocare OZ Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zocare OZ Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zocare OZ Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Zocare OZ Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zocare OZ Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocare OZ Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zocare OZ Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zocare OZ Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zocare OZ Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Zocare OZ Suspension if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Zocare OZ Suspension as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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Taxim oz tab is given for what problem
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
it is used to treat infections
Zenflox oz tablet for 3 months pregnant women any side effect . Zenflox oz its ok for 3 month pregnant
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No it should not be taken unless necessary. Every medicine can have potential side effects during pregnancy but we have to weigh the benefit vs risks
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Zocare OZ?

Zocare OZ is safe for most of the patients. In some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Zocare OZ?

The use of Zocare OZ is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Zocare OZ can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zocare OZ?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on Zocare OZ?

You should avoid alcohol since it may add to the dizziness and sleepiness caused by Zocare OZ. Consult with your doctor, if you are not sure about the effects of the medicine.

Q. What is Zocare OZ?

Zocare OZ is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Zocare OZ?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Zocare OZ when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zocare OZ and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Zocare OZ as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
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References
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