ZINNAT SUSPENSION 125MG/5ML

Active substance: CEFUROXIME AXETIL

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Package Leaflet: Information for the Patient
®

Suspension 125 mg/5 ml

cefuroxime

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding and fertility

Driving and using machines
can make you dizzy
➔ Don’t drive or use machines
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Zinnat

What is in this leaflet:
1.
2.

aspartame

3.
4.
5.
6.

1. What Zinnat is and what it is used for

phenylketonuria (PKU):
➔ Check with your doctor

3. How to take Zinnat
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you to.

cephalosporins

Take Zinnat after food.

Instructions for

2. What you need to know before you take
Zinnat
Don’t take Zinnat:
if you are allergic hypersensitive
cephalosporin antibiotics

reconstitution
The usual dose
Adults

any
Children



don’t take
Zinnat

Take special care with Zinnat
Zinnat is not recommended for children aged
under 3 months

candida
pseudomembranous colitis

Zinnat is not recommended for children aged
under 3 months

Patients with kidney problems
➔ Talk to your doctor
If you take too much Zinnat

If you need a blood test
test
➔ Tell the person taking the sample

Coombs

Other medicines and Zinnat

more likely to have fits (seizures)
➔ Don’t delay. Contact your doctor or your
nearest hospital emergency department
immediately
If you forget to take Zinnat
Don’t take an extra dose to make up for a
missed dose.

your stomach
heartburn

reduce the amount of acid in
antacids

➔ Tell your doctor or pharmacist
Contraceptive pills

barrier
method of contraception

Don’t stop Zinnat without advice
It is important that you take the full course of
Zinnat.

4. Possible side effects
Conditions you need to look out for

severe allergic reaction
raised
and itchy rash swelling
difficulty in breathing
skin rash
blister
small targets
a widespread rash
blisters
peeling
skin.
Stevens-Johnson
syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis
fungal infections.
Candida

severe diarrhoea (Pseudomembranous
colitis).

6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Zinnat contains

Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.

reaction.

Jarisch-Herxheimer

➔ Contact a doctor or nurse immediately if you
get any of these symptoms.
Common side effects
up to 1 in 10
Candida

What Zinnat looks like and contents of the pack

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer

eosinophilia
Uncommon side effects
up to 1 in 100

Other formats
charge:

Product name

Zinnat Suspension
125 mg/5 ml

Other side effects

pseudomembranous colitis
fever
hepatitis
Instructions for reconstitution
haemolytic anaemia
If you get any side effects
➔ Tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Zinnat

Shake the bottle
remove the cap
amount of water stated on the
bottle
replace the cap
Turn the bottle upside
rock
vigorously
Turn the bottle the right way up
shake
vigorously
must be stored in the
fridge

Remove the bottle cap
Push the plastic
adapter into the neck of the bottle.
Insert the syringe
Pull out syringe plunger
Remove
the syringe
Put the syringe into your mouth
Slowly push the plunger in,
Don’t
Repeat steps 3 to 7
Take the syringe out of the bottle

wash

Close the bottle tightly

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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