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ZOSTUM O 200MG TAB

Zostum O 200Mg tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Zostum O 200Mg tablet is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat mild to moderate bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (inflammation of lining of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (lung infection), pharyngitis or tonsilitis (infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs) and skin structure infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria. It is also effective in treating infections of urinary tract, ear, sinus and some sexually transmitted diseases. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient in Zostum O 200Mg tablet is Cefditoren pivoxil (200 mg)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Zostum O 200Mg tablet works by inhibiting the formation of bacterial protective covering or cell wall which is fundamental for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, the medicine kills the infection causing bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Zostum O 200Mg tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation
  • Any medicines belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins or milk proteins
  • Carnitine deficiency
  • Inborn error of metabolism
  • Caution:
  • Poor nutritional status
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Blockage of normal bile flow
  • Hepatic and renal impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Zostum O 200Mg tablet is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Heart burn
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
How to Use

Take Zostum O 200Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
This medicine should be taken with food. Avoid taking antacids within one hour or two hours after you take the tablet as few antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb the medicine.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Zostum O 200Mg tablet, symptoms vary but you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Epigastric distress
  • Convulsions
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Zostum O 200Mg tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. Close monitoring of kidney function is advised. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Liver:

This tablet should be used with caution in patients with moderate and severe liver disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this tablet

Pregnancy:

This tablet is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

This medicine is not considered safe to use in lactating women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Intake of milk, cheese, yoghurt or any dairy products should be avoided as it may decrease the absorption of the tablet.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Zostum O 200Mg tablet with medicines used in the treatment of gout (allopurinol, probenecid), furosemide, ethinyl estradiol, anticoagulants (warfarin), antibiotics like tetracycline, methotrexate, drugs inducing hepatic enzymes (rifampicin), medicines for epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine), methoxyflurane (concurrent use may result in renal toxicity).

Precautions
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degrees)
  • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
  • Protect from moisture and light
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
Therapeutic Classification

Cephalosporins


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

It is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat mild to moderate bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (inflammation of lining of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (lung infection), pharyngitis or tonsilitis (infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs) and skin structure infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria. It is also effective in treating infections of urinary tract, ear, sinus and some sexually transmitted diseases. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness, diarrhea, indigestion, stomach pain, heart burn, constipation, dry mouth.

Q3. Should we take Zostum O 200Mg tablet with food or without food?

The tablet should be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

If you ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation, any medicines belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins or milk proteins, carnitine deficiency, inborn error of metabolism. Caution is advised among patients with poor nutritional status, gastrointestinal diseases, blockage of normal bile flow, hepatic and renal impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Zostum O 200Mg tablet make you sleepy?

The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Zostum O 200Mg tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Zostum O 200Mg tablet lead to?

This tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, persistent diarrhea, convulsions, epigastric distress.

Q7. Can I take Zostum O 200Mg tablet during pregnancy?

This tablet is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Zostum O 200Mg tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Zostum O 200Mg tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Zostum O 200Mg tablet to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

The duration of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 1-2 hours. You will start to feel better in 1-2 days after taking the tablet. But continue to use the medicine until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun.

Q14. How long does the effect of Zostum O 200Mg tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not established.

Q15. Can we take Zostum O 200Mg tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is two tablets a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Zostum O 200Mg tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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ZUVENTUS HEALTHCARE LTD

a joint venture of emcure 5119,oberoi garden estates, d-wing,chanivali,andheri (e),mumbai 400072

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ZUVENTUS HEALTHCARE LTD

a joint venture of emcure 5119,oberoi garden estates, d-wing,chanivali,andheri (e),mumbai 400072

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