Zinacef

Zinacef Drug Interactions

cefuroxime

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Drug Interactions
In common with other antibiotics, ZINACEF may affect the gut flora, leading to lower oestrogen reabsorption and reduced efficacy of combined oral contraceptives.
ZINACEF does not interfere in enzyme-based tests for glycosuria.
Slight interference with copper reduction methods (Benedict's, Fehling's, Clinitest) may be observed. However, this should not lead to false-positive results, as may be experienced with some other cephalosporins.
It is recommended that either the glucose oxidase or hexokinase methods are used to determine blood/plasma glucose levels in patients receiving ZINACEF.
This antibiotic does not interfere in the alkaline picrate assay for creatinine.
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