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Cefzil

CEFZIL

Cefzil is a semi synthetic broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic intended for oral administration.

Cefzil

Cefzil also known as cefprozil is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. Its main work is to fight the bacteria in our bodies. It is used for the treatment of many different types of infections which are caused by bacteria. Patients who are allergic to any type of cephalosporin antibiotic (cefdinir, cefprozil, cefuroxime, cephalexin and others) are advised not to use this drug.

Composition of Cefzil

Cefprozil is a cis trans isometric mixture. Cefzil tablets contain about 250 mg or 500 mg of anhydrous cefprozil. Besides it each of the tablets contain the following inactive ingredients:

  • Cellulose
  • Hypromellose
  • Magnesium stereate
  • Methylcellulose
  • Simethicone
  • Sodium starch glycolate
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Sorbic acid
  • Titanium dioxide

Uses of Cefzil

Cefprozil is used for the treatement of a wide variety of bacterial infections. It stops the bacterial growth in our body. This antibiotic can treat only bacterial infections. It has no use against viral infections (e.g. common cold, flu). It is seen to have decreased effectiveness with unnecessary usage or overuse. The medication should be continued till the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. The bacteria might be allowed to continue to grow if the medication is stopped inbetween, which may result in relapse of the infection.

Side-effects of Cefzil

Some effects caused by cefprozil. You should immediately check with your consultant if any of the following effects occur while taking cefzil:

  • Black, tarry stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Side or lower bqack pain
  • Chest pain
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Painful of difficult urination
  • Fever of chills
  • Swollen glands
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Itching
  • Dizziness
  • Dark urine
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Hives
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Bloating
  • Inflammation of the joints
  • Bleeding gums
  • Increased thirst
  • Headache
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Thightness in the chest
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Rash

Contraindications of Cefzil

Before taking cefzil, consult with your physician. This drug should not be used in case the patient suffers from:

  • Kidney disease
  • Intestinal disease (colitis)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Caution is advise when usin the drug in the elderly or children as the can be more sensitive to its effect.

Cefzil and Pregnancy

Cefzil has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal data failed to reveal evidence of foetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefprozil should be prescribed during human pregnancy when the need has been clearly established.

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