Consumer Medicine Information
Please read this leaflet carefully before you take ZINNAT tablets.
This leaflet answers some common questions about ZINNAT. It does not contain all of the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the expected benefits of you taking ZINNAT against the risks this medicine could have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again.
ZINNAT works by killing bacteria (germs) that cause infections such as infections of the:
ZINNAT is also used to treat sexually transmitted infections (urethritis and cervictis)
ZINNAT belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics.
ZINNAT is not addictive.
You must not take ZINNAT tablets if:
You must tell your doctor if:
Take your complete course of tablets as your doctor has prescribed. Do not stop just because you feel better, as the medicine may not have killed all the germs and you may start feeling unwell again.
Take ZINNAT tablets as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. The usual dose of ZINNAT is one 250 mg tablet twice a day. Your doctor may have prescribed a different dosage.
The tablet should be swallowed whole with a drink of water.
ZINNAT tablets work better when taken after food.
ZINNAT tablets should be taken for 7 to 10 days. Your doctor may prescribe a different duration of treatment.
Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 131126) for advice, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much ZINNAT, even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as directed. Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember then go back to taking it as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
Do not use ZINNAT tablets to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how ZINNAT affects you.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you think you are having any side effects or allergic reactions due to ZINNAT tablets, even if the problem is not listed below.
Like other medicines, ZINNAT tablets can cause some side-effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.
The most commonly reported side-effects are:
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
If you think you are having an allergic reaction to ZINNAT tablets, STOP TAKING THE TABLETS AND TELL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital. Symptoms usually include some or all of the following:
This is not a complete list of all possible side-effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side-effects not yet known.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side-effects. You may not experience any of them.
Keep this medicine where children cannot reach it, such as in a locked cupboard.
Keep ZINNAT tablets in a cool, dry place where it stays below 30 degrees C. Do not leave in a car, on a window sill or in a bathroom.
Keep your ZINNAT in its pack until it is time to take it.
Return any unused or expired medicine to your pharmacist.
ZINNAT tablets are white, capsule shaped, tablets engraved "GXES7" on one face and blank on the other, in blister packs of 14.
ZINNAT tablets contain 250 mg of the active ingredient cefuroxime (as cefuroxime axetil).
ZINNAT also contains the following inactive ingredients:
Your ZINNAT is supplied by:
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
34-36 Chandos Street
St Leonards, NSW 2065
Pharmaceutical companies are not in a position to give people an individual diagnosis or medical advice. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best person to give you advice on the treatment of your condition. You may also be able to find general information about your disease and its treatment from books, for example in public libraries.
This leaflet was prepared on 21 July 2010.
The information provided applies only to: ZINNAT® tablets.
ZINNAT® is a registered trade mark of Aspen Global Incorporated.
ZINNAT 250 mg tablets: AUST R 47621
This leaflet is subject to copyright
Published by MIMS March 2013