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ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

Manufacturer

INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET belongs to the group of medicines called 'antibiotics' or 'antibacterials' used to treat infectious traveller's diarrhoea (in adults and children above 12 years of age) caused by E coli bacteria, hepatic encephalopathy (decreased brain function due to liver disease) and irritable bowel syndrome with diahhorea (IBS-D). Traveller’s diarrhoea is an infection in which there is a passage of unformed stools. Hepatic encephalopathy causes loss of brain function when a damaged liver is unable to remove toxins from the blood. Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition which affects the large intestine. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs due to imbalance in the beneficial bacteria in the gut. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET contains ‘Rifaximin’ that works by working on the bowel and preventing the spread of infections caused due to the loss of the beneficial gut bacteria.  Thus, ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET helps in relieving abdominal pain and diahhorea. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET should not be used in the patients with diarrhoea complicated by fever or blood in the stool and diarrhoea due to pathogens other than Escherichia coli (E coli).

Take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET with or without food but at a common, same time every day. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed ones. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as headache, peripheral oedema (leg swelling), nausea, dizziness, fatigue, ascites (excess fluid build-up in the abdomen), increased liver enzymes (ALT), and nausea. 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.

Before starting ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET is not recommended for children as the efficacy and safety have not been established. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects.

Uses of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

Traveller’s diarrhoea, Liver encephalopathy, Irritable bowel syndrome due to diarrhoea

Directions for Use

The tablet form of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet. The liquid form of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET should be taken by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET should be taken at fixed intervals every day for best results. The dose of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET can vary depending upon your condition and severity of the infection. Also, it is recommended to complete the course of medicine even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance).

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

Like all medicines, ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET can also cause side-effects, although not everybody experiences them. Headache, peripheral oedema (leg swelling), nausea, dizziness, fatigue, ascites (excess fluid build-up in the abdomen) and increased liver enzymes (ALT) are the common side-effects of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET. Please consult your doctor if you experience any of these side-effects persistently.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET if you are allergic to any of its contents, if you have a fever, blood in stools, passed 8 or more unformed stools in last 24 hours, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain caused by blockage of the bowel. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, symptoms continue or re-appear even after taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET for 3 days. Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET for more than 3 days unless prescribed; if there is no symptomatic improvement, consult your doctor. Avoid taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; talk to your doctor, he/she may prescribe you with alternate medicine. ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 12 years of age as the efficacy and safety have not been established. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects. Patients with liver complications should avoid taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET or consult a doctor before using ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Please consult your doctor as it is not known whether alcohol affects the working of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET. However, you are advised to limit or avoid alcohol consumption to prevent unpleasant side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is not recommended to take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET while you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET can be given to pregnant women or not.

  • Breast Feeding

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will decide whether ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET can be given to breastfeeding mothers or not.

  • Driving

    ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET does not affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

  • Liver

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET.

  • Kidney

    Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET.

Other Information (ZIM0059)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET is bactericidal in nature and works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infections in the gut or intestine like E coli bacteria. Thereby, helps in treating/preventing the spread of infections and diarrhoea with abdominal pain.

It is recommended to complete the course of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance).

Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET only if prescribed by a doctor.

Do not take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Speak to your doctor regarding this, or if you have any concerns, he/she may prescribe an alternate medicine.

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET may affect blood tests and liver function tests with increased liver enzymes. Inform the person or doctor before performing the tests that you are taking ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET.

For treating traveller’s diarrhoea, ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET is generally prescribed for 3 days. For irritable bowel syndrome, ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET is prescribed for 14 days. However, it is better to take ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET only as prescribed by your doctor.

No, ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET may affect the activity and working of warfarin when taken together. So tell your doctor before using ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET that you are taking a blood thinner (warfarin). Your doctor might adjust the dose of warfarin to maintain the proper blood-thinning effect and prevent drug interaction.

Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), increase in liver enzymes (ALT) and headache are the common side effects of ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET, which might occur in some patients.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

ZIMIGUT 550MG TABLET

MRP: 438.00

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