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Zoftagen 80 mg Injection

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Composition for Zoftagen 80 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Zoftagen 80 mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Zoftagen Injection

Uses of Zoftagen Injection

Zoftagen 80 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Zoftagen Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Zoftagen are Injection site pain, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Renal disorder, Hearing loss.

How to use Zoftagen Injection

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

How Zoftagen Injection works

Zoftagen 80 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
In Depth Information on Zoftagen Injection

Expert advice for Zoftagen Injection

It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion), as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle; or as an ear or eye drops. Do not drive immediately after using gentamicin eyedrops because gentamicin in the eye may cause temporary  blurring of vision. Gentamicin should be used with caution in premature babies because of their kidney immaturity, and in elderly people. Gentamicin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Consult your doctor for monitoring  Kidney function and drug levels in the blood  during treatment. Consult your doctor, if you experience hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of nerve damage. Do not start or continue the gentamicin and consult your doctor:
  • If you have inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.
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Zoftagen Injection related warnings

Special precautions for Zoftagen Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zoftagen 80 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Zoftagen 80 mg 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.
Driving
Zoftagen 80 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zoftagen 80 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zoftagen 80 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Zoftagen 80 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zoftagen Injection?

uses
If you miss a dose of Zoftagen 80 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zoftagen

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects

Frequently asked questions about Zoftagen Injection

Frequently asked questions about Gentamicin
Q. Is Zoftagen a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Zoftagen does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Q. Is Zoftagen nephrotoxic?
Yes, Zoftagen is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Zoftagen safe for babies?
Zoftagen is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Zoftagen cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes Zoftagen can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Q. Is Zoftagen used for pink eye?
Yes, Zoftagen is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Zoftagen dialyze out?
Yes, Zoftagen is a dialyzable drug
Q. What organisms does Zoftagen cover?
Zoftagen is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)
Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Zoftagen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Zoftagen with Amphotericin B
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amphotericin B: Hospicin B
Zoftagen with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Durapen
Zoftagen with Procaine Penicillin G
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Procaine Penicillin G: Albapam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate: Vipteno
Zoftagen with Vancomycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Vancomycin: Vistovanc
Zoftagen with Alendronic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alendronic Acid: Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
Zoftagen with Zidovudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zidovudine: Zidohope
Zoftagen with Torasemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Torasemide: Torsevent
Zoftagen with Tenofovir Alafenamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir Alafenamide: Tenvir AF
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