- Ciprofloxacin–Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
- Penicillin G Potassium
- Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zinacef* used for?
Generic for Zinacef* (Cefuroxime) is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and middle ear infections. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic that works by fighting bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zinacef*?
The dosage of Generic for Zinacef* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Generic for Zinacef* may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zinacef*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zinacef* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zinacef*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zinacef*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are rash, nasal congestion, eye irritation, and convulsions.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zinacef*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zinacef*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zinacef*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zinacef* can interact with other antibiotics, antacids, blood thinners, diuretics, gout medicines, birth control pills, and live vaccines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zinacef*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zinacef* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zinacef* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zinacef* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zinacef* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zinacef* can cause side effects such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, vaginal itching, and muscle aches. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are shortness of breath, difficult urination, convulsions, severe blisters, seizures, dark urine, and yellowing of the eyes or skin. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zinacef*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zinacef*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zinacef* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zinacef*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zinacef*?
How will Generic for Zinacef* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zinacef* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zinacef* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Zinacef*, inform your doctor if you have diabetes, colitis, kidney disease, or liver disease. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.