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Zemi 320 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Fdc Ltd
Medicine composition: Gemifloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Zemi 320 MG Tablet is a drug that belongs to the cluster of quinolone antibiotics that is administered to remedy bacterial infections. However, this medicine will not work for viral infections such as flu and the common cold. This antibiotic works by preventing the growth and further infestation of bacteria. Remember that using an antibiotic repetitively for trivial issues or for problems not caused by bacteria will lead the bacteria to become resistant to that antibiotic. Thus the antibiotic will lose its efficacy over a period of time.

The length of the treatment plan and dosage of Zemi 320 MG Tablet will depend upon the severity of the condition. It is advised to take this drug at least two hours prior to the intake of other minerals/vitamins or products containing magnesium or aluminum such as antacids. For best results, take this medicine at regular intervals every day. Finish the course of the antibiotic even if your condition gets better; this is because stopping the intake of an antibiotic prematurely will result in the relapse of the infection and the bacteria turning antibiotic resistant over a period of time.

Some of the side effects include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headaches and difficulty in sleeping. While none of these are very serious concerns and should resolve on their own, consult your doctor right away if they happen to persist or seem to bother and causing you discomfort. Other serious but rare adverse reactions include easy bleeding or bruising, symptoms of kidney related issues such as increased or decreased urination and associated concerns such as abdominal/stomach pain, continuous vomiting, yellowing of the skin/eyes, etc. Seek prompt medical attention should you experience any of these.

 

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Bronchitis

    Zemi 320 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
  • Pneumonia

    Zemi 320 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of community acquired pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Zemi 320 MG Tablet or any other fluoroquinolones.
  • Tendinitis Or Tendon Rupture

    Avoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using this medicine.
  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Avoid if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis.
  • Skin Rash

  • Body Pain

  • Burning Or Tingling Sensation

  • Difficulty In Swallowing

  • Unusual Bleeding

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • Yellow Colored Eyes Or Skin

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • Dizziness

  • Sudden Sweating

  • Shaking Of Hands Or Feet

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 0.5 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's risk exposure. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zemi 320 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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This medicine falls under the category of a broad-spectrum quinolone antibacterial agent that is used to treat bacterial infections. It is used to treat chronic bronchitis and pneumonia. It prevents the growth and exacerbation of the bacteria responsible for these infections.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Central Nervous System Depression

    You may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations if you suffer from CNS disorder and use Zemi 320 MG Tablet or other fluoroquinolones. Avoid using caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.

    Colitis

    Avoid taking this medicine if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Qt Prolongation

    Avoid using this medicine if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Escitalopram

    You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Corticosteroids

    You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen in elderly population who had a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Quinidine

    You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Aspirin

    You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Antidiabetic drugs

    You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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