Q. Is Zetaxim 500mg Injection the same as penicillin?
No, Zetaxim 500mg Injection is not the same as penicillin. Zetaxim 500mg Injection belongs to the third generation class of cephalosporins. Zetaxim 500mg Injection is active against numerous gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including several with resistance to other antibiotics such as penicillin.
Q. What kind of infections does Zetaxim 500mg Injection treat?
Zetaxim 500mg Injection is an antibiotic used to treat conditions such as lower respiratory tract infections (related to the lungs, windpipe and airways), skin and skin structure infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis (brain related).
Q. Is Zetaxim 500mg Injection effective?
Zetaxim 500mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Zetaxim 500mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How is Zetaxim 500mg Injection administered?
Zetaxim 500mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Zetaxim 500mg Injection.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Zetaxim 500mg Injection?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Zetaxim 500mg Injection cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Zetaxim 500mg Injection can cause diarrhea. Zetaxim 500mg Injection is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Zetaxim 500mg Injection take to work?
Usually, Zetaxim 500mg Injection starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.