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ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION

Manufacturer/Marketer

WOCKHARDT LIMITED

Composition

AMIKACIN-500MG

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION

ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called aminoglycosides used to treat bacterial infections. Bacterial infection can be defined as the proliferation/multiplication of harmful strains of bacteria inside or on the body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick.

ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION works by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins which are necessary for the survival of the bacteria. Thereby, leads to the death of the bacterial cell. Thus, ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION helps treat bacterial infections.

ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as irritation at the site of application, skin rash, nausea, and vomiting. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you experience any difficulty while taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION. Your doctor may advise you to get urine, blood, and hearing tests before and during the treatment to check for signs of side-effects. Depending upon the results of these tests your doctor may adjust the dose of ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION. You are advised to be well hydrated before and during the treatment with ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION.

Uses of ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION

Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called aminoglycosides. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION is used to treat serious bacterial infections caused by bacteria. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION works by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins which are necessary for the survival of the bacteria. Thereby, leads to the death of bacteria.

Directions for Use

ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION is generally injected into a muscle. However, it may also be given into a vein either as an injection or infusion (drip). ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION can also be given into the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) during the surgery and can be used to wash out lung cavities, brain cavities and abscess cavities. You are advised to be well hydrated before and during the treatment with ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION

  • Irritation at the site of application
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION if you are allergic to any of the components, antibiotics related to aminoglycosides, sulphites, if you are suffering from a disorder called myasthenia gravis (severe weakness of muscles in the body), and dehydration. Talk to your doctor before taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION if you have any kidney problems, or hearing problems such as tinnitus (buzzing or ringing in the ears). You are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION as it may cause dizziness. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION. The doctor will prescribe you ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION may have interaction with water pills/diuretics (furosemide, ethacrynic acid), pain killers (indomethacin, aspirin, lidocaine), antibiotics (like penicillin, kanamycin, gentamycin, ceftriaxone, vancomycin); vitamin supplements (like thiamine), anti-cancer drugs (like cisplatin).

Drug-Food Interactions: No food interactions have been found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have dehydration, neuromuscular blockade (blockage of the neuromuscular transmission at the junction), ototoxicity (ear toxicity/ear dysfunction) and renal dysfunction (kidney problems).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • INDOMETHACIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • LIDOCAINE
  • GENTAMICIN
  • CEFTRIAXONE
  • THIAMINE
  • ETHACRYNIC ACID
  • PENICILLIN
  • KANAMYCIN
  • VANCOMYCIN
  • CISPLATIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      You are advised not to consume alcohol while taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION as it may lead to unwanted side-effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION belongs to pregnancy category-D. If you are pregnant, the doctor will prescribe ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION. The doctor will prescribe ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION may cause dizziness, therefore you are advised to drive and operate machinery only if you are alert.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION is safe to be used in people with liver problems if prescribed by a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment may be needed in such patients.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      safe if prescribed

      ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor. Dose adjustment may be required as per the age and weight of the child.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach which help in digestion. Therefore, you are advised to take foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt/curd, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, buttermilk, natto and cheese.
    • Eat fibre-rich food such as whole grains, beans, lentils, berries, broccoli, peas and bananas.
    • Avoid foods rich in calcium, grapefruit and grapefruit juice as they might hinder the absorption of antibiotics.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol and usage of tobacco.

    Special Advise

    • You are advised to be well hydrated before and during the treatment with ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION.

    Other Information (ZEK0002)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial infections: It is the proliferation/multiplication of harmful strains of bacteria inside or on the body. The general signs and symptoms of bacterial infections include fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, vomiting, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits and groin.

    FAQs

    ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called as aminoglycosides. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION is used to treat serious bacterial infections. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION works by inhibiting the production of bacterial proteins which are necessary for the existence of the bacteria. Thereby, leads to the death of bacteria.

    Yes, ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION may lead to changes in kidney function. Your doctor will advise you to get blood and urine tests to evaluate the levels of protein or white/red blood cells and creatinine or nitrogen in blood samples. ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment may be needed in such patients.

    Yes, ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION may cause dizziness. You are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION as it may cause dizziness and can affect vision. Drive or operate machinery only if you are alert.

    Yes, antibiotics may cause diarrhoea. Include foods containing probiotics such as yoghurt, cheese, and buttermilk in your diet as it would help in proper digestion. Also, eat fibre-rich food like whole grain, beans, peas, and bananas. Consult your doctor if you have severe diarrhoea. Do not take any anti-diarrheal medicine without consulting your doctor.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    ZEKACIN 500MG INJECTION

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Wockhardt Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051, Maharashtra, India

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    Provide Delivery Location

    Vial

    1

    1 Injection in 1 Vial