Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.
BENEFITS OF ZOCEF-CV TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet contains two different medicines, Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Cefuroxime works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.
This combination medicine can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
HOW TO USE ZOCEF-CV TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zocef-CV 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW ZOCEF-CV TABLET WORKS
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime. Addition of Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.
Consuming alcohol with Zocef-CV 500 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocef-CV 500 Tablet 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.
Not relevant, as Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Zocef-CV Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZOCEF-CV TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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 Zocef-CV
- Increased liver enzymes
- Allergic reaction
Q. Can Zocef-CV 500 Tablet be used to treat viral infections?
No, Zocef-CV 500 Tablet is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections such as common cold, flu.
Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet?
The use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any constituents of this medicine. Inform your doctor about your medical history before taking this medicine to avoid any side effects.
Q. Can the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful bacteria in your stomach and can cause diarrhea. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Zocef-CV 500 Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Zocef-CV 500 Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zocef-CV 500 Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.