What should I avoid while taking Zetagal?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Can Zetagal cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Zetagal. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
What other drugs will affect Zetagal?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
- a diuretic or "water pill."
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Zetagal, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a Zetagal?
Dígale a su médico todas las medicinas que usa, y cualquiera que comience o deje de usar, especialmente:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- un anticoagulante como warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); o
- un diurético o "pastilla para eliminar el agua."
Esta lista no está completa. Otras drogas pueden interactuar con Zetagal, incluyendo medicinas que se obtienen con o sin receta, vitaminas, y productos herbarios. No todas las interacciones posibles aparecen en esta guía del medicamento.
How to store Zetagal
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
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Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.
This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with your other medicines.
If you are having an operation or any dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking.
Do not keep out-of-date or unwanted medicines. Take them to your local pharmacy which will dispose of them for you.
If you have any questions about this medicine ask your pharmacist.
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, or numbness;
- seizure (black-out or convulsions);
- kidney problems --little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
- severe skin reaction --fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting;
- unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or
- diaper rash in an infant taking liquid Zetagal.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
A prospective, controlled study asked mothers who called an information service about adverse reactions experience by their breastfed infants. Mothers were taking either cephalexin or Zetagal. No statistical difference was found in the rate of adverse reactions in the 2 groups, with 1 case of diarrhea in each. This amounted to 2.6% of the Zetagal-exposed infants.
Because Zetagal is excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when CEFTIN is administered to a nursing woman.
¿Qué es Zetagal?
Zetagal es un antibiótico cefalosporina. Éste funciona a combatir las bacterias en su cuerpo.
Zetagal se usa para tratar muchos tipos de infecciones por bacterias, incluyendo tipos severos o que ponen su vida en peligro.
Zetagal puede también usarse para fines no mencionados en esta guía del medicamento.
Maternal Levels. A single intravenous dose of 750 mg of Zetagal was given to 5 women. The average peak Zetagal level in milk was 0.37 mg/L 3 hours after the dose. Individual peak levels of 0.33 to 0.5 mg/L occurred 2 to 4 hours after the dose.
A single intramuscular injection of 750 mg of Zetagal was given to 8 women with endometritis. Milk Zetagal levels increased from 0.34 mg/L at 30 minutes after the injection to 1.45 mg/L at 8 hours after the injection.
After Zetagal 750 mg three times daily intramuscularly, peak milk levels averaging 1.2 mg/L occurred 6 hours after the dose. Zetagal was detectable at a concentration of 0.36 mg/L 30 minutes after the dose, and by 8 hours the milk level had decreased to 1.06 mg/L.
One mother received Zetagal axetil 500 mg orally three times daily for acute mastitis of the left breast following incision and drainage of the lesion. Milk samples were taken from each breast 30 minutes after the dose on day 1 of therapy. The concentration of Zetagal in the unaffected breast was 90 mcg/L and the concentration in the breast treated for mastitis was 590 mcg/L. On day 2 of therapy, milk samples from the right and left breast were taken 90 minutes after the dose were 57 and 59 mcg/L, respectively. On day 3, milk samples obtained 90 minutes after the dose contained 27 mcg/L in the unaffected breast and 1.07 mg/L in the affected breast.
Two women were who had been receiving intravenous Zetagal 750 mg 3 times daily for 2 days following cesarean section donated milk samples 1 hours after the dose. Milk concentrations were 0.34 and 0.39 mg/L.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
How should I take Zetagal (Ceftin)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Zetagal tablets with or without meals. Do not crush the tablet or it could have an unpleasant bitter taste.
Zetagal oral suspension (liquid) must be taken with food.
Shake the liquid well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
If you switch from using the tablet form to using the liquid form of Zetagal, you may not need to use the same exact dosage in number of milligrams. This medicine may not be as effective unless you use the exact form and strength your doctor has prescribed.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Zetagal will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
This medicine can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Zetagal.
Store Zetagal tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Store Zetagal liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused Zetagal liquid that is older than 10 days.
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Important: if you develop an itchy rash, or a swollen face or mouth, or have difficulty breathing, these can be signs that you are allergic to the antibiotic. Do not take any more Zetagal and speak with your doctor or go to your local accident and emergency department straightaway.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to this medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Zetagal?
Probenecid increases the concentration of Zetagal in the blood. Drugs that reduce acidity in the stomach (for example, antacids, H2-blockers, proton pump inhibitors) may reduce absorption of Zetagal.