Sparflin 400 MG Tablet
Sparflin 400 MG Tablet is a drug that is administered to treat bacterial infection. However, this medicine will not work for viral infections such as flu and the common cold. Remember that using an antibiotic repetitively for trivial issues or for problems not caused by bacteria will lead the bacteria to become resistant to that antibiotic. Thus the antibiotic will lose its efficacy over a period of time. You must drink sufficient fluids unless of course advised otherwise.
The length of the treatment plan and dosage of Sparflin 400 MG Tablet will depend upon the severity of the condition. It is advised to take this drug minimum four hours prior to the intake of other minerals/vitamins or products containing magnesium or aluminum such as antacids. For best results, take this medicine at regular intervals every day.
Discuss with your doctor about the effectiveness of this medicine if you have kidney disorders, any heart affliction or suffer from epilepsy. It’s effects on the body during a pregnancy or while nursing a baby aren’t known yet. Hence, it is advised to talk to your doctor thoroughly before opting for this drug if you are pregnant or nursing your kid. The medicine might pass onto breast milk and affect the bone growth and development of the baby. It isn’t recommended for children below the age of 12 years. The most prominent symptom of overdoing on Sparflin 400 MG Tablet is an irregular (slow) heart rhythm. Some of the side effects include an allergic response, dizziness, chest pain, hallucination or confusions, mild to moderate seizures, damage to the liver, pain in the muscles or the joints of the body, tinnitus, increased sensitivity to exposure to sunlight, lightheadedness, nausea, diarrhea, headaches and difficulty in sleeping. Know from your doctor the names of all those drugs that could diminish the efficacy of Sparflin 400 MG Tablet.
Tendinitis Or Tendon RuptureAvoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using this medicine.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 3 to 6 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and diaper rash is necessary.
Missed Dose instructionsThe 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.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It 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 which 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 Disease
Central Nervous System DepressionYou may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations if you suffer from CNS disorder and use Sparflin 400 MG Tablet or other fluoroquinolones. Avoid using caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.
ColitisAvoid taking this medicine if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
Qt ProlongationAvoid using this medicine if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
EscitalopramYou may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
CorticosteroidsYou may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen in elderly population who had a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
QuinidineYou may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
AspirinYou may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Antidiabetic drugsYou may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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