Zinofil Tablet

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Zinofil Information

Zinofil is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Filariasis, Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Zinofil have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Zinofil. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Zinofil have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Zinofil are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Zinofil's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Zinofil related warnings talks about Zinofil's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Zinofil contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Zinofil have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Zinofil is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Zinofil Benefits & Uses

Zinofil is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zinofil 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

Zinofil Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zinofil safe for pregnant women?


    Zinofil is safe to take during pregnancy.

  • Is the use of Zinofil safe during breastfeeding?


    Zinofil has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Zinofil on the Kidneys?


    Zinofil rarely affects the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Zinofil on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Zinofil on the liver have been reported.

  • What is the effect of Zinofil on the Heart?


    Zinofil is not harmful for the heart.



Severe Interaction of Zinofil with Other Drugs

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

Moderate

Mild



Zinofil Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Zinofil

  • Is this Zinofil habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Zinofil has not been reported.

Zinofil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zinofil


    It is safe to take Zinofil with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zinofil


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



Frequently asked Questions about Zinofil

Question about 5 years ago

Is Zinofil used for the treatment of ocular onchocerciasis?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Zinofil is not used for the treatment of ocular onchocerciasis because of the fear of antigen-antibody inflammatory reaction. Ivermectin is now used of the treatment of ocular onchocerciasis. Onchocerciasis is also known African River Blindness. It is caused by O. volvulus and it can lead to severe visual impairment.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Zinofil given with albendazole?

Dr. Saurabh Dhamdhere MBBS , Orthopedics

Yes, Zinofil is given with albendazole for the treatment of filaria. You must speak to your doctor first before taking any combination. 

Question over 5 years ago

How does Zinofil work?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Zinofil alters the muscular activity of the filaria, also alters its surface membranes making it more susceptible to the host. The destruction of organisms and release of antigens can lead to toxicity and produce an inflammatory reaction which may be present in the form of severe itching, rash, edema, hypotension, fever, presence of protein in urine, painful joints, swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, and abnormal enlargement of the spleen. These complications can be lessened by pre-treatment with corticosteroids. 

Question over 5 years ago

What special care should be taken while taking Zinofil?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

You must inform your doctor if you have an underlying disorder like loaisis (African eye worm), onchocerciasis (river blindness) or lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) if you have a history of epilepsy or struggle with convulsions sometimes if you are elderly and struggle with a heart or a kidney problem.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I take Zinofil?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Zinofil must be taken for as long as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it more frequently or skip it on your own as it may lead to adverse effects. It is suggested that you speak to your doctor and follow his instructions completely. 



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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 853

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 166-167

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 316-317

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; ZYRTEC® (cetirizine hydrochloride) Tablets and Syrup For Oral Use



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