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Zygenta 40mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Zygenta 40mg Injection is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This may include infections of the urinary tract, bones and joints, lungs (eg. pneumonia), brain (eg. meningitis), sepsis and some others. However, it is not effective for gonorrhea.

Zygenta 40mg Injection is also widely used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor may shift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

This medicine may lead to kidney damage and hearing loss as side effects in some patients. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine.

Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests or hearing tests during treatment. Some patients may also be advised to get blood levels of this medicine measured. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Zygenta Injection

Side effects of Zygenta Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zygenta

  • Hearing loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Injection site pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Kidney damage
    If you have kidney damage, you will probably know only after a blood or urine test is done. In general, making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can improve the function of your kidneys. Discuss with your doctor what medicines or lifestyle changes might help.
  • Coping with Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Zygenta Injection

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

How Zygenta Injection works

Zygenta 40mg Injection is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Zygenta 40mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zygenta 40mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zygenta 40mg Injection 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
UNSAFE
Zygenta 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zygenta 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zygenta 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zygenta 40mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zygenta Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zygenta 40mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zygenta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Zygenta takes to work?

Usually, Zygenta starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Zygenta?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Zygenta or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Zygenta if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Zygenta 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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