Zocef 125mg Syrup

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Zocef 125mg Syrup

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30 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Zocef Syrup

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Uses of Zocef Syrup

Zocef 125mg Syrup 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 Zocef Syrup

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Zocef Syrup

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. It is better to take Zocef 125mg Syrup with food.
Avoid Zocef 125mg Syrup with dietary sodium.

How Zocef Syrup works

Zocef 125mg syrup 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 Zocef Syrup

Expert advice for Zocef Syrup

  • 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 Zocef 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 Zocef 125mg Syrup
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zocef 125mg Syrup 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
Zocef 125mg Syrup 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 Zocef 125mg Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Zocef 125mg Syrup is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef 1
25mg Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef 1
25mg Syrup 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 Zocef 125mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Zocef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Zocef belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Zocef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Zocef is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Zocef is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Zocef if you are G6PD deficient.
Zocef is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Zocef 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 Zocef be taken with azithromycin?
Zocef 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 Zocef be taken with doxycycline?
Zocef 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 Zocef with pseudoephedrine?
Zocef 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 Zocef be taken with naproxen?
Zocef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Zocef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Zocef 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.
Zocef like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Zocef 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, Zocef does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Zocef is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Zocef, consult your doctor.
Yes, Zocef 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.
Zocef use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Zocef, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Zocef?
No drug interactions have been reported when Zocef is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zocef with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Zocef is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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