Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Zulfy-M Oral Suspension to my child?
You must tell the doctor if your child is suffering from heart disease, seizures, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, or genetic disorders involving blood vessels. This is because there is a possibility that Zulfy-M Oral Suspension may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.
Q. Can Zulfy-M Oral Suspension be given along with cough and cold medicines?
No, do not give Zulfy-M Oral Suspension with cough and cold medicines. The reason being, one of the ingredients present in Zulfy-M Oral Suspension can interact with alcohol-containing medicines like cough syrups and can lead to disulfiram reaction, causing nausea, vomiting, flushing, dizziness, etc.
Q. What if I give an overdose of Zulfy-M Oral Suspension by mistake?
An extra dose of Zulfy-M Oral Suspension is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, blood cell abnormalities, and rapid and irregular heartbeat. Rush to your child’s doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.
Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Zulfy-M Oral Suspension for the prescribed duration?
It could mean that Zulfy-M Oral Suspension is unable to kill the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe some other antibiotic that has a higher efficacy against the disease-causing bacteria. Remember, that sometimes, such antibiotics may have to be given by IV route (intravenous injection) in the hospital.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Zulfy-M Oral Suspension?
Zulfy-M Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Zulfy-M Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. How should Zulfy-M Oral Suspension be stored?
Store Zulfy-M Oral Suspension at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Children may accidentally consume medicines if they find them while playing around. So, make sure that all the medicines are kept away from their reach and sight.
Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Zulfy-M Oral Suspension?
Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.
Q. My child has been passing red-brown urine ever since he started taking Zulfy-M Oral Suspension? Is it normal?
Zulfy-M Oral Suspension contains active ingredient metronidazole, which causes red-brown urine. It is not pathogenic but a side effect. It subsides once the medicine is stopped after the completion of the treatment.