Zostum

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Zostum Information

Zostum is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Zostum also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Zostum depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Zostum include Diarrhoea, Stomach Upset. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Zostum as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Zostum go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Zostum's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Safe while nursing. Further, the section on Zostum related warnings talks about Zostum's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Zostum is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Allergy as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Zostum have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Zostum may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Zostum, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Zostum Benefits & Uses

Zostum is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zostum Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Cefoperazone (1000mg) + Sulbactam (500mg), generally 1:1 ratio doses are used
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Generally dose are given in 1:1 ratio
Adult
  • Disease: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3000 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Cefoperazone (2000mg) + Sulbactam (1000mg), generally 1:1 ratio doses are used
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3000 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Cefoperazone (2000mg) + Sulbactam (1000mg), generally 1:1 ratio doses are used


Zostum Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zostum is used -

Common

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach Upset

Zostum Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zostum safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Zostum safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Zostum safe during breastfeeding?


    Zostum does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Zostum on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Zostum. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Zostum on the Liver?


    So far, no research has been carried out on the effects of Zostum on the liver. So it is not known whether taking Zostum will affect the liver or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Zostum on the Heart?


    There is no research available on the side effects of Zostum on the heart. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

    Unknown


Severe Interaction of Zostum with Other Drugs

Zostum should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Unknown



Zostum Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zostum unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Zostum

  • Is this Zostum habit forming or addictive?


    Zostum does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Zostum does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Zostum only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Zostum for mental disorders.

    No

Zostum Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zostum


    Taking Zostum with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zostum


    Consuming Zostum with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 728

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cefobid® (sterile cefoperazone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; UNASYN® (ampicillin sodium/sulbactam sodium)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 725

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 160-162



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