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Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose
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Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

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zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose

Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose is an antibiotic that is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

  • Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose must be stored properly.
  • Review storage instructions with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Premixed frozen bags are to be stored in the freezer before thawing.
  • After thawing, store in refrigerator for longer stability.
  • Do not refreeze.
  • Check expiration before using.

  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include seizures.

How To Use
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • This is done by administering Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to use Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.
  • Thaw the frozen container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  • Do not thaw by putting in a water bath or by microwaving it.
  • After thawing, squeeze the container to check for leaks.
  • Discard solution if the container leaks.
  • Let a refrigerated bag sit at room temperature at least one hour before using.
  • Shake the container before using.
  • Discard if the solution is cloudy or has particles.

Side Effects
  • An allergic reaction to Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching.
  • Tell your doctor promptly if you develop: nausea, vomiting, severe stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, unusual weakness, fast/pounding heartbeat, persistent sore throat, easy bruising and bleeding.
  • Unlikely to occur but report promptly: yellowing eyes and skin, change in the amount of urine, seizures.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, liver problems, stomach problems, alcohol usage, allergies (especially allergies to penicillins, other cephalosporins or any other drugs).
  • Use of Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection).
  • Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
  • Since small amounts of Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose appear in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), live vaccines.
  • Certain cephalosporins (your medication belongs to this class of drugs) can interact strongly with alcohol.
  • Do not drink alcohol while using Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose and for 72 hours after the last dose has been injected.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the medication prescribed for you and the use of alcohol.
  • Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
  • Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor.
  • If you are a diabetic, use Clinistix or TesTape to test for sugar in your urine.
  • Do not use Clinitest tablets because Zinacef/iso-Osmotic Dextrose may cause false positive results.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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