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Satrogyl O 300 Mg/200 Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Satranidazole, Ofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 09, 2020

Satrogyl O 300 Mg/200 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 conditions 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.

This medication is helpful against the following conditions

  • Diarrhoea

  • Chronic Diarrhea

  • Infectious Diarrhea

  • Dysentery

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Tendinitis Or Tendon Rupture

  • Pregnancy

Possible side effects of this medication are as follows

  • Abdominal Pain

  • White Patches In The Mouth Or On The Tongue

  • Joint Pain

  • Black Or Tarry Stools

  • Fever With Chills

  • Chest Tightness

  • Muscle Pain

  • Numbness Of The Hands

  • Running Nose

  • Sneezing

  • Memory Impairment

  • Nervousness

  • Agitation

  • Disorientation

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is better not to consume alcohol while on medication as it can lead to some serious side effects.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must not consider the use of this medicine unless specifically asked by the doctor
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must not consume this medicine as it can affect the development of joints in infants. If it is strictly mentioned to consume this medication during the nursing period, it is best if you avoid breastfeeding for 3-4 hours post the intake of medicine to minimise the risk of exposure.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of the medicine lasts for more than 12 hours and close to 20 hours in some cases.
  • What is the onset of action?

    Post the consumption of this medicine, you can observe its peak effectiveness within an hour or two.
  • Is it habit forming?

    There have been no reported cases of habit forming or addictiveness associated with this tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is advisable that you avoid driving if you experience drowsiness, dizziness or fatigue while on medication. This can hamper your driving skills and affect your judgement as well.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    The medicine can affect the functioning of kidney if you are already suffering from kidney related diseases. Discussing about your medical history will help you avoid such situations.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    It can affect the proper functioning of liver, especially if you consume alcohol too. The medicine can interact with alcohol and can affect the liver adversely.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Satrogyl O 300 Mg/200 Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Satrogyl is used to kill protozoa and anaerobic bacteria. These are nitroimidazoles. This group of drug becomes a free radical when it reacts with redox proteins of anaerobic organisms, and when this happen the bacterium DNA gets damaged. It also 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.

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

    The medicine can interact with alcohol and produce negative results thus leading to health issues like drowsiness, fatigue, sleepiness or loss of coordination.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medicine can react with a few tablets and it is advisable that you tell your doctor about all the medicines and supplements you are already taking. Some of the medicines that you must avoid when consuming tablet are amiodarone, azithromycin, anti-psychotics, disopyramide, dofetilide, hydro quinidine, soalol, ibutilide and tricyclic antidepressants.
  • Interaction with Disease

    The interaction of the medication with disease can vary from person to person but it is advisable that you do not consume it, if you suffer from epilepsy, kidney or liver related issues. Before consuming the medicine, you must consult a doctor and give information about your other diseases as well.
  • Interaction with Food

    It can react with dairy products and can cause side effects, making it important that you avoid milk and dairy products when under the medication.

Ques: What is Satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet?

Ans: This tablet is a medication which has Ofloxacin and Satranidazole as active elements present. It performs its action by killing the infection causing bacteria, obstructing the action of histamine on proteins. This is used to treat conditions such as Gut infection, Infections of the urinary tract, Infection of respiratory tract, Tuberculosis, Vaginal infection, Sexually transmitted infection, Skin infection, Respiratory infections, Skin infections, Trichomoniasis, etc.

Ques: What is the use of Satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet?

Ans: It is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of Intestinal amoebiasis, Intestinal infection.

Ques: What are the side effects of Satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet?

Ans: The side effects of this medication includes headache, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fever etc.

Ques: Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Satrogyl?

Ans: Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Satrogyl O 300 mg 200 mg tablet. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (disulfiram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face. It is a prescribed medication which should only be taken on a prescription.

Ques: How long do I need to use satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 week, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: Can the use of Satrogyl O 300 Mg/200 Mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Ans: Yes, the use of this tablet can cause various side effects such as dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is recommended to rest for some time and resume your activities once you feel better.

Ques: Should I use satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to be taken orally. The action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of satrogyl o 300 mg 200 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature. Keeping this medication above or below that can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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