Zinnat is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefuroxime. On this page you will find out more about Zinnat, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cefuroxime
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zinnat 125 mg/5 mL powder for oral liquid, 50 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
ZINNAT suspension is indicated for the treatment of the following mild to moderately severe infections caused by sensitive bacteria in paediatric patients aged 3 months to 12 years: tonsillitis and pharyngitis, acute bacterial otitis media. Penicillin is the usual drug of choice in the treatment and prevention of streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever. Cefuroxime axetil appears to be as effective as phenoxymethylpenicillin in the eradication of streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of cefuroxime axetil in the subsequent prevention of rheumatic fever are not available at present.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White to off-white free-flowing granules forming a white to pale yellow suspension upon reconstitution with water|
|Dosage Form||Suspension, powder for|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 mL, 140 mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
200 mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 mL, 70 mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do Not use if Colour Changes|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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Zinnat Suspension (Powder for oral suspension) - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Brands of cefuroxime
There is only one brand of cefuroxime: Zinnat. Find out about Zinnat and read the consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet for this medicine.
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