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Cefizox Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- What are the possible side effects of ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- How should I use ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cefizox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cefizox)?
- What should I avoid while using ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- What other drugs will affect ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cefizox)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you are receiving this medication at a clinic, call your doctor if you miss an appointment for your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Cefizox)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a ceftizoxime overdose may include seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect ceftizoxime injection (Cefizox)?
Before using ceftizoxime, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- an antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use ceftizoxime, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect ceftizoxime. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist has information about ceftizoxime written for health professionals that you may read.
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