Zocef 1500mg Injection

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Composition for Zocef 1500mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Zocef Injection

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Uses of Zocef Injection

Zocef 1500mg Injection 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, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Zocef Injection

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Zocef Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Zocef Injection works

Zocef 1500mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Zocef Injection

Expert advice for Zocef Injection

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Zocef 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.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Zocef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zocef 1500mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zocef 1500mg Injection 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 1500mg Injection 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 1500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Zocef 1500mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef 1
500mg Injection 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
500mg Injection 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zocef 1500mg Injection

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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