ZINNAT TABLETS 125MG

Active substance: CEFUROXIME AXETIL

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Package Leaflet: Information for the Patient
®

Tablets 125 mg and 250 mg

cefuroxime

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

Driving and using machines
can make you dizzy
Î Don’t drive or use machines

3. How to take Zinnat
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you to
Take Zinnat after food.
In this leaflet:
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6.

Don’t chew, crush or split the tablets
The usual dose
Adults

1. What Zinnat is and what it is used for
Children
cephalosporins
Zinnat is not recommended for children aged under
3 months

Patients with kidney problems

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

Î Talk to your doctor

If you take too much Zinnat

any
more likely to have fits (seizures)

Î Don’t delay. Contact your doctor or your nearest

hospital emergency department immediately.

Î

don’t take Zinnat

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

If you forget to take Zinnat
Don’t take an extra dose to make up for a missed
dose.
Don’t stop Zinnat without advice
It is important that you take the full course of
Zinnat.

4. Possible side effects

candida
pseudomembranous colitis

Conditions you need to look out for
If you need a blood test
test
Î Tell the person taking the sample

Coombs

Other medicines and Zinnat

your stomach
heartburn

reduce the amount of acid in
antacids

Î Tell your doctor or pharmacist

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

Contraceptive pills

barrier method of contraception

Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding and fertility
Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction
Î Contact a doctor or nurse immediately if you get

any of these symptoms.

Common side effects
up to 1 in 10
Candida

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

eosinophilia
Uncommon side effects
up to 1 in 100
What Zinnat looks like and contents of the pack

Other side effects

pseudomembranous colitis

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer
UB11 1BT

fever
hepatitis
haemolytic anaemia
If you get any side effects
Î Tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Other formats

5. How to store Zinnat
Product name

Zinnat Tablets 125 mg
Zinnat Tablets 250 mg

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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