apollo
Banner
logo
0
Introducing Our Latest Arrival!
Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml

Prescription drug
 Trailing icon

Manufacturer/Marketer

RANBAXY PHARMA LTD

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml belongs to a class of medications called ‘Antibiotics’ used to treat bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections such as pharyngitis (sore throat), tonsillitis (swollen tonsils), otitis media (middle ear infection), sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi or lower respiratory tract infection) and skin infections. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml contains ‘Cefprozil’, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It has bactericidal action (kills bacteria). It works by preventing the formation of the cell wall (the outer protective layer of bacteria, which is essential for its survival) by preventing protein synthesis. Thus, it helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.

It would be best if you took Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml as prescribed by your doctor. The common side-effects of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml are nausea, diarrhoea, and vaginal itching or discharge. It may also cause abnormal liver function tests and decreased blood cell (WBC) count. These side effects usually don't require medical attention. Inform your doctor immediately if any of these side effects persist or get worse.

It is not recommended to take Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml if you are allergic to any antibiotics, including penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics. Before taking Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml, inform your doctor if you have intestinal problems such as colitis (inflammation of the intestine) and kidney diseases. Do not take Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml on your own, as self-medication may lead to antibiotic resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml is probably safe when used in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml should be used with caution in children and the elderly as dosage adjustments are necessary.  Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may not interact with alcohol. Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may cause dizziness, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

Uses of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml

Treatment of Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml contains ‘Cefprozil’, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It acts by disrupting the formation of the cell wall (outer layer), which is essential for bacteria's survival, thereby killing the bacteria. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and acts against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It can effectively treat bacterial infections such as pharyngitis (sore throat), tonsillitis (swollen tonsils), otitis media (middle ear infection), sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi or lower respiratory tract infection), and skin infections.

Directions for Use

This medicine is available in the form of tablets and suspension. Tablets: You should swallowRefzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. It can be taken with or without food. However, you can take it after meals if you have an upset stomach. The dose and duration are prescribed by the doctor based on your health condition.Suspension: For suspensions, Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml is available as a dry powder in a bottle. A liquid is provided to make a suspension. If the liquid is not available, you may also use boiled and cooled water. There will be a mark on the bottle to determine the water to be added. If the mark is absent, you may ask your pharmacist or refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) about the amount of water to be added. A measuring cup is used to measure the required amount of water and poured into the dry powder. Shake the bottle well before each use. Store the remaining suspension for the next use in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the medicine. Discard any unused medicine older than 2 weeks after opening the bottle.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count

Drug Warnings

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Do not take Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml on your own, as self-medication may lead to antibiotic resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. You may experience ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD)’ after using Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml. So, please undergo an examination to rule out CDAD's chances if you experience diarrhoea following the use of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml. Do not use it for prolonged periods than recommended by your doctor. Long-term use can lead to superinfection (additional infection caused by other microbes).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may interact with other cephalosporin antibiotics, aminoglycoside antibiotics (amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, and streptomycin), and medicine used to treat gout or high uric acid levels (probenecid).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases and intestinal problems such as colitis (colon inflammation).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • AMIKACIN
  • GENTAMICIN
  • KANAMYCIN
  • STREPTOMYCIN
  • PROBENECID

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Probiotics should be taken after taking the full course of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml to restore some healthy bacteria in the intestines that may have been killed. Taking probiotics after antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Certain fermented foods like yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kimchi can help restore the intestine's good bacteria.
  • Include more fibre-enriched food in your diet, as it can be easily digested by gut bacteria, which helps stimulate their growth. Thus, fibre-rich foods may help restore healthy gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics. Whole grains like whole-grain bread and brown rice should be included in your diet.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages with Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml as they can make you dehydrated and may affect your sleep.  This can make it harder for your body to aid the Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml in fighting off infections.

Special Advise

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) ineffective. Do not have any immunization/vaccinations while using this medication unless your doctor tells you to.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infections: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply and infect the body. It can target any organ of the body and multiply very quickly. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses (like sore throat and ear infections) to severe brain infections (like meningitis and encephalitis). When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms like fever, chills and fatigue.  A few harmful bacteria commonly cause infections, including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus and E. coli.  Anyone can get a bacterial infection, but people with a weak immune system or taking immunosuppressive medicines like steroids are more prone to infections.

bannner image

Alcohol

Caution

Avoid consuming alcohol along with Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml to avoid unpleasant side effects.

bannner image

Pregnancy

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant before taking Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

bannner image

Breast Feeding

Safe if prescribed

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml is probably safe when used in breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing.

bannner image

Driving

Caution

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may cause dizziness, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy after taking this medicine.

bannner image

Liver

Safe if prescribed

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml is probably safe when used in patients with liver diseases. However, please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

bannner image

Kidney

Caution

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml should be used with caution if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may adjust the dose based on your condition.

bannner image

Children

Caution

Use Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml in children in prescribed doses. The dose will be determined by your doctor based on your child's condition, age and body weight.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063
Other Info -

Author Details

Doctor imageWe provide you with authentic, trustworthy and relevant information

FAQs

Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml contains ‘Cefprozil’, that is used to treat bacterial infections. It reduces the infection by inhibiting bacterial growth. It disrupts the formation of the cell wall (outer layer), which is essential for bacteria's survival.
Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml may disrupt the natural flora present in the gut leading to ‘Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea'. Drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration if you experience diarrhoea. Take probiotics to restore the gut bacteria after completing the course of antibiotics. Consult a doctor if you have watery or bloody stools.
People allergic to penicillin should not take Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml as they may develop cross-sensitivity (sensitivity to drugs with similar structures). Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml contains cefprozil, which has a similar structure to that of penicillin.
Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml does not treat a viral infection like the flu or a common cold. So if you feel under the weather, it is best to consult the doctor to know if you need Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml for your condition.
The common side-effects of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml are nausea, diarrhoea, and vaginal itching or discharge. It may also cause abnormal liver function tests and decreased white blood cell (WBC) count. These side effects usually don't require medical attention. However, inform your doctor immediately if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Use of Refzil O Oral Suspension 30 ml for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection (oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge or other new symptoms.

Disclaimer

While we strive to provide complete, accurate, and expert-reviewed content on our 'Platform', we make no warranties or representations and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the aforementioned content. The content on our platform is for informative purposes only, and may not cover all clinical/non-clinical aspects. Reliance on any information and subsequent action or inaction is solely at the user's risk, and we do not assume any responsibility for the same. The content on the Platform should not be considered or used as a substitute for professional and qualified medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any query pertaining to medicines, tests and/or diseases, as we support, and do not replace the doctor-patient relationship.

Add to Cart