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Zinnat 250mg (Cefuroxime) 50 Tablets/Pack

Zinnat general information

What is Zinnat used for?

Zinnat tablets 250mg are a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat common infections caused by a variety of bacteria in different parts of the body.  These include upper respiratory tract infections, such as ear infections (otitis media), sinusitis, tonsillitis and pharyngitis; also lower respiratory tract infections such as, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, including acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.  Zinnat tablets 250mg are also used for genitourinary tract infections like, cystitis and pyelonephritis (kidney infection); skin and soft tissue infections such as, furunculosis (infection of the hair follicle), pyoderma (pus filled skin infection) and impetigo (a blistering sore skin infection).  Zinnat tablets 250mg are also used to treat genital infections including gonorrhoea, acute uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis, and cervicitis.

How does Zinnat work?

Zinnat tablets 250mg contain cefuroxime, a second generation cephalosporin antibiotic, belonging to a sub group of the beta lactam group of antibiotics (which include penicillins).  Cefuroxime in Zinnat tablets 250mg is a prodrug that is hydrolysed to its active form.  The active form of cefuroxime then attaches to the penicillin binding proteins on the bacterial cell wall. This inhibits the synthesis of the peptidoglycan layer of the bacterial cell wall, which is important for the structural integrity of the cell wall.  Blocking formation of the bacterial cell wall in susceptible bacteria kills the bacteria.  Unlike other beta lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephalosporins are less susceptible to destruction by beta-lactamase found in some resistant bacteria.  Cefuroxime has good stability to bacterial beta-lactamase and is therefore, active against many ampicillin-resistant or amoxycillin-resistant strains.  Cefuroxime in Zinnat tablets 250mg is effective against a wide range of common bacteria found in general practice and in hospitals including: Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus (including penicillinase-producing strains and non-resistant strains); Haemophilus influenzae; Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli among others.

What does Zinnat contain?

Zinnat tablets 250mg contain the active ingredient cefuroxime axetil, a cephalosporin antibiotic belonging to a sub group of the beta lactam group of antibiotics, which is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.  They also contain: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, sodium lauryl sulphate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, silicon dioxide, propylene glycol, methylhydroxybenzoate (E218), propylhydroxybenzoate (E216), titanium dioxide (E171), sodium benzoate (E211).

Treating bacterial infection with Zinnat

Zinnat tablets 250mg contain cefuroxime, abroad spectrum antibiotic used to treat common infections caused by a variety of bacteria in different parts of the body.  These susceptible bacteria include Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus (including penicillinase-producing strains and non-resistant strains); Haemophilus influenzae; Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli among others.  Cefuroxime in Zinnat tablets 250mg is used to treat upper respiratory tract infections, such as ear infections (otitis media), sinusitis, tonsillitis and pharyngitis; also lower respiratory tract infections such as, pneumonia and acute bronchitis, including acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.  Zinnat tablets 250mg are also used for genitourinary tract infections like, cystitis and pyelonephritis (kidney infection); skin and soft tissue infections such as, furunculosis (infection of the hair follicle), pyoderma (pus filled skin infection) and impetigo (a blistering sore skin infection).  Zinnat tablets 250mg are also used to treat genital infections including gonorrhoea, acute uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis, and cervicitis.  Cefuroxime in Zinnat tablets 250mg work by blocking formation of the bacterial cell wall in susceptible bacteria, which kills the bacteria.  Cefuroxime in Zinnat tablets 250mg is less susceptible than some penicillin like antibiotics to destruction by beta-lactamase found in some resistant bacteria and can therefore, be used against resistant bacterial strains.

What are the side effects of Zinnat?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Zinnat tablets 250mg include: gastrointestinal upset, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, skin rash, genital and anal pruritis (itching), due to candida overgrowth, headache, dizziness

When should Zinnat not be used?

You should not use Zinnat tablets 250mg if you:

  • are allergic to cefuroxime or any other beta-lactams antibiotic, including penicillins or any ingredients in Zinnat
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
  • have kidney disease without discussion with your doctor
  • have a history of gastrointestinal disease particularly pseudomembranous colitis
  • are taking medicines that interact with Zinnat, including probenecid for gout, oral contraceptives, anticoagulants like warfarin, medications to reduce gastric acidity may lower bioavailability of cefuroxime

What medications interact with Zinnat?

Several medications interact with Zinnat tablets 250mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Zinnat or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Zinnat: probenecid for gout
  • Drugs that affect Zinnat: medications to reduce gastric acidity may lower bioavailability of cefuroxime
  • Drugs that are affected by Zinnat: oral contraceptives, anticoagulants like warfarin

How should Zinnat be taken?

You should take your Zinnat tablets 250mg swallowed whole with a glass of water, and after food.  The dose you take and how often, depends on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation, which is usually twice daily for an average of 7 days, but may be 5-10 days, depending on your condition.  You should continue to take your Zinnat tablets 250mg for as long as recommended by your doctor and always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely or your symptoms may return.

How long should you take Zinnat?

You should continue to take your Zinnat tablets 250mg  for as long as recommended by your doctor and always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely or your symptoms may return.

Missed dose of Zinnat

If you miss a dose of Zinnat tablets 250mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not take a double dose.

How should Zinnat be stored?

You should store your Zinnat tablets 250mg below 25°C in a cool dry place.

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