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Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer :  Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Ofloxacin, Ornidazole
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is a combination medication primarily prescribed for treating diarrhoea and/or dysentery. It comprises antibacterial and antiamoebic drugs that fight against parasitic and bacterial infections. It is very effective in treating infectious condition due to its dual-action.

This medication inhibits the production of certain enzymes in the DNA of a bacteria, which are necessary for the survival and growth of this bacterial infections. Therefore, this antibiotic drug fights against bacterial infections by killing the bacteria and inhibiting the process of bacterial cell division.

It is advisable to take this medication only under the strict guidelines of your doctor. Follow this prescription until the course is complete, even if the symptoms disappear. You should not skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

It is possible for some people to experience a few common side effects after taking this medication. Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects if they also suffer from other conditions like brain disorders, seizures, heart conditions, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, tendonitis, bone disorders and problems of the joints.

It is advisable to inform your doctor about the above-mentioned conditions beforehand if he/she recommends you taking this medicine. It is advisable for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children below 16 years, to avoid taking this antibiotic since it can lead to harmful consequences.

    What are the uses of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

    • Infectious Diarrhea

    • Dysentery

    What are the contraindications of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet ?

    What are the side effects of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet ?

    Key highlights of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 20 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      This medicine should be given to the breastfeeding women only if extremely needed.

    What are the substitutes for Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Contact the doctor in case of overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    This medication belongs to the class fluoroquinolones and is composed of Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death. Ornidazole is effective against both protozoan and bacterial infection. It kills them by seeping into their cells through diffusion and damaging DNA and other critical biomolecules through formation of reactive nitro radicals.

      What are the interactions of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Alcohol


        Consumption of alcohol should be limited if using this medication.
      • Interaction with Medicine


        It is advised not to take this medication in combination with Escitalopram, Vecuronium, Warfarin, Ethinyl Estradiol, Corticosteroids, Quinidine, Aspirin and Antidiabetic drugs.
      • Interaction with Disease


        Patients who suffer from Central nervous system disorders, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Kidney Disease and QT Prolongation should avoid using this medication.

      FAQs about Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet

      • Ques : What is Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Assault has Ofloxacin and Ornidazole as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by killing the infection causing bacteria, constricting the growth of microorganism.

      • Ques : What are the uses of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Assault is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Bacterial infections and protozoal infections. It is prescribed for treating infectious diarrhoea and dysentery.

      • Ques : What are the Side Effects of Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Side effects include Headache, Diarrhea, Photosensitivity, Nausea, Hallucination, Sinus tachycardia, Insomnia, Seizures, Dizziness, Vomiting, Severe itching of the skin, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Eosinophilia, Vaginitis, Distortion of the sense of taste, Tendon damage, Rupture, Loss of appetite for food, Allergic reactions to an antigen, and Abnormal taste.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for storage and disposal Assault Novo 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet?

        Ans : Assault should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.


      • Ofloxacin- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2020 [Cited 24 January 2020]. Available from:

      • Ornidazole- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2020 [Cited 24 January 2020]. Available from:

      • Ofloxacin- DrugBank [Internet]. 2020 [Cited 24 January 2020]. Available from:

      • Ornidazole- DrugBank [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 24 January 2020]. Available from:

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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