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Zocef-CV 500 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection by killing the microorganisms and prevents further infections.

Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of treatment should be completed.

Some of the side effects of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet are nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Zocef-CV Tablet

Zocef-CV Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Zocef-CV 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. Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to improve the efficacy of this medicine.

How Zocef-CV Tablet works

Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime. Addition of Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.

Zocef-CV Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Zocef-CV 500 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance. 
  • 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Zocef-CV 500 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
  • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zocef-CV?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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 Zocef-CV be used to treat viral infections?

No, Zocef-CV is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections such as common cold, flu.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Zocef-CV?

The use of Zocef-CV should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any constituents of this medicine. Inform your doctor about your medical history before taking this medicine to avoid any side effects.

Q. Can the use of Zocef-CV cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Zocef-CV can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful bacteria in your stomach and can cause diarrhea. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Zocef-CV when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zocef-CV and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
  1. Cefuroxime axetil. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2005 [revised 07 Jul. 2016]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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