Cefzil is a prescribed medication used in treating ear infections, nose infection, skin infections, bronchitis and many other bacterial infections. This medication is not intended for the treatment of viral infections, colds or the flu.
Cefzil is intended for patients with bacterial infections and is classified as a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefzil is distributed in Europe under the name Procef.
The dosage for Cefzil depends on the prescription and is based on the level of infection and how the patient reacts to the treatment. Cefzil is taken orally after a meal to avoid an upset stomach. Continue taking the medication until the prescription is finished or as advised by the physician. Avoid stopping the medicine earlier than prescribed even if there are no more symptoms because there is still a possibility that the bacteria will comeback. It is best to follow your physician's prescription to ensure that the infection is totally eliminated.
For a missed dose, take it immediately. However, if it is too near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Never take two doses close together.
Cefzil may cause side effects including diarrhoea, nausea, upset stomach and loss of appetite. These side effects can be minimized by drinking milk or eating food when taking the medication.
Less common side effects include dizziness, headache, pyrexia, muscle pain, languor, unusual taste in the mouth and even seizures. If these side effects occur, you must immediately seek medical attention.
Patients experiencing an overdose must be taken to a physician or poison control facility immediately.
Before taking any medication, inform your physician if you are suffering from any medical disorder, including kidney problems and stomach disorders. Inform your physician if you have any allergies to antibiotics or other similar medicines. Tell your physician about other medicines you are taking, including blood thinners and antibiotics.
Women using birth control pills should discuss with their physician other methods of birth control because Cefzil interferes with the usefulness of birth control pills.
Diabetic patients should inform their physician of their condition prior to taking this medication because Cefzil can affect the results of a glucose test. Your physician may suggest other methods to monitor your glucose level.
Cefzil is a prescribed medication and should not be shared with others even if they have similar infections. It should not be used at a later time even if the same symptoms occur.
Pregnant women should discuss with their physician about any risks involved with taking this medication. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult their physician before taking this medication.
To supplement the effectiveness of the medication and avoid other infections, patients should maintain proper hygiene. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the infected areas of the body.
Cefzil should be stored in a safe place away from children's reach.
Cefzil has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of cefzil is C18H19N3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-acetyl]amino-7-oxo-4-prop-1-enyl-2-thia- 6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 389.427 g/mol
• Cefzil available : 250mg tablets and 500mg tablets
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