Zocef-CV Dry Syrup

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is a potent antibiotic that effectively treats bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, soft tissues, bones, joints, abdomen, and urinary tract in children. It also prevents infection after surgeries and animal or human bite wounds.

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup can be given either before or after meals but giving it with food improves absorption and reduces the chances of stomach upset in your child. The dose and duration depend upon the type and severity of the infection, so stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of the intake, give the same dose again but do not double dose if it is already time for the next dose.

This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These episodes should start receding after a few doses. However, if these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup in Children

Benefits of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is a mixture of two medicines, namely, cefuroxime and clavulanic acid. While cefuroxime is an antibiotic, clavulanic acid helps broaden the activity spectrum of cefuroxime. As a result, these two ingredients have the potential of effectively treating various bacterial infections such as middle ear infections, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. You may start seeing an improvement in your child’s infection within 3 to 5 days of the regular dosing. However, you must still finish the full course of the medicine because stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup in Children

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Zocef-CV

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy

How can I give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Zocef-CV Dry Syrup works

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup 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.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Zocef-CV Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give the double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick Tips

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. This medicine is not to be taken in such cases.
  • Only give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Discontinue giving Zocef-CV Dry Syrup and consult the doctor immediately in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

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FAQs

Q. My child is underweight and is not growing as per his age. Is it safe to give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup?

Use Zocef-CV Dry Syrup with caution as it may be associated with blood clotting problems especially in children who are underweight and not growing adequately. This risk is further increased if the child has underlying liver and kidney disease. Consult your child’s doctor in such cases.

Q. My child is suffering from a seizure disorder. Can I give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to my child?

Zocef-CV Dry Syrup may cause seizure activity, particularly in children who have kidney disease. So, Zocef-CV Dry Syrup should be used with caution in children with a history of seizure disorder. If seizures occur, discontinue Zocef-CV Dry Syrup and visit your child’s doctor right away.

Q. What if I give too much of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup by mistake?

An extra dose of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. For how long do I need to give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to my child?

Give Zocef-CV Dry Syrup for as long as advised by the doctor. Usually, it takes 3 to 5 days for the infection to start improving. However, you must still finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Zocef-CV Dry Syrup?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Zocef-CV Dry Syrup?

Avoid giving Zocef-CV Dry Syrup along with medicines like aminoglycosides such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, and anticoagulants (blood-thinners) such as warfarin. Before you start giving Zocef-CV Dry Syrup to your child, let your child’s doctor know if your child is taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.

Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Zocef-CV Dry Syrup?

It is advised to inform the doctor if your child is taking Zocef-CV Dry Syrup at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as Zocef-CV Dry Syrup can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.

Q. Does a common cold caused by viruses always result in a secondary bacterial infection? When to start an antibiotic to prevent infection?

In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to side effects without benefiting your child's health. Hence, you must give antibiotics to your child only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. Can Zocef-CV Dry Syrup impact my child’s digestion?

Antibiotics kill the infection-causing bacteria, but while doing this they may affect the good bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, your child may develop diarrhea or some other infections as well. Moreover, children have a more sensitive stomach than adults, so the likelihood of developing a stomach upset is more. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Zocef-CV Dry Syrup, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

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References

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  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Cefuroxime: Pediatric Medication. [Updated 08 Feb. 2021] [Accessed 16 Feb. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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