¿What is Zinnat and what is it used for?
Zinnat is an antibiotic used in both adults and children. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporins.
What you need to know before you take Zinnat
Do not take Zinnat:
if you are allergic to cefuroxime (such as axetil) or any cephalosporin antibiotics or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
if you have ever had a severe allergic (hypersensitive) reaction to any other type of beta-lactam antibiotic (penicillins, monobactams and carbapenem derivatives)
If you think this applies to you, do not take Zinnat until you have consulted your doctor.
Warnings and cautions
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Zinnat.
Zinnat is not recommended for children under 3 months of age, as the safety and efficacy for this age group are unknown.
You should watch out for certain symptoms such as allergic reactions, fungal infections (such as Candida), and severe diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) while taking Zinnat. This will reduce the risk of possible complications. See “Symptoms to look out for” in Section 4.
If you need a blood test
Zinnat can affect the results of sugar levels in blood tests, or the Coombs Test. If you need a blood test:
Advise the person conducting the tests that you are taking Zinnat.
Taking Zinnat with other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
rnMedicines used to reduce stomach acid (eg antacids to treat heartburn) can affect the way Zinnat works.
Warn your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any such medicine.
Zinnat can reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill. If you are taking the contraceptive pill while taking Zinnat, you must also use barrier contraceptive methods (such as condoms). Consult your doctor.