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Zimba Cream

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited
Medicine composition: Ozenoxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: March 21, 2022

Zimba Cream is used for bacterial skin infection known as impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyrogenes in adult and pediatric patinets 2 months of age and older. It is a topical antibiotic. The cream is used for adults and children 2 months of age and older.

Zimba Cream is in a class of medications called antibacterial. It works by killing and stopping the growth of bacteria on the skin. Avoid using the cream around your nose, eyes, mouth or inside the vagina. If the medication gets in these areas, wipe off the cream and rinse well with plenty of water.

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, inform about your medical history before using this medication. Before having any surgery, you must inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you use which includes prescription/non-prescription medication.

Zimba Cream is used only on the skin. Clean and dry the affected area first. Then apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area. Use the cream twice a day. You may cover the treated area with a bandage or gauze.

Wash your hands after applying the medication unless you are treating an area on your hands. Do not use it on large areas of skin unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Apply a thin layer of cream topically to the affected area twice daily for five days. The treated area may be covered by a sterile bandage or gauze dressing.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Continue to use it for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

If your condition does not get better in 3 days, inform your doctor immediately.

This medication should not be used in pregnancy unless it is not prescribed by your doctor. Discuss with your doctor about the risk and benefits of the medication before using it. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast feeding.

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 General Physician before using this medicine.

This drug can be used in below-mentioned conditions

  • Impetigo

  • Hypersensitivity

This drug can cause below-mentioned side effects

  • Allergic Reaction

  • Rash

  • Application Site Itching

  • Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet

  • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration through which this medicine remains effective depends on the person involved.

  • What is the onset of action?

    This medicine starts giving use within 15 to 30 minutes of applying on the area affected.

  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit forming tendencies have not been observed for this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found or established.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There are no available data on the use of Zimba Cream in pregnant women to inform a drug-associated risk. Due to negligible systemic exposure, it is not expected that maternal use of Zimba Cream will result in fetal exposure to the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Bresatfeeding is not expected to result in exposure to the child to Zimba Cream due to the negligible systemic absorption of ozenoxacin in humans following topical administration of Zimba Cream
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Sufficient information is not available on whether you can drive while consuming this medicine.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    This medicine has not been known to interfere with the treatment of kidney disease.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    This medicine has not been observed to harm the liver, or interfere with treatment for liver disease.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

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Ozenoxacin is an antibiotic belonging to the quinolone antimicrobial class of drug. It is used on the skin to treat skin infection. It works by inhibiting the bacterial DNA replication enzymes, DNA gyrase A and topoisomerase IV. Thus preventing the growth of the bacterial infection.

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 Medicine

    No interaction found.

Ques: What should I watch while using Zimba Cream?

Ans: Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. This medicine makes certain skin conditions worse. Use this medication for the condition your doctor has prescribed.

Ques: How should I store Zimba Cream?

Ans: Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your doctor. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Ques: Can anybody use Zimba Cream?

Ans: No, not everyone can use it. This medicine is prescribed by a doctor only. Do not share this medicine with others.

Ques: What side-effects may I notice from Zimba Cream?

Ans: Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching,or hives, swelling on face, lips or tongue.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Zimba Cream?

Ans: Store at a temperature not exceeding 25°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light & moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Replace the cap tightly after each use.
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PhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
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