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Sparflin 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Sparfloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.


Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Sparflin 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Sparflin 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to it or any other fluoroquinolones.
Tendinitis or tendon rupture
Avoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using this medicine.
Avoid if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis.
In addition to its intended effect, Sparflin 400 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Sensitivity to sunlight Major Common
Diarrhea Major Less Common
Nausea or vomiting Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
Sleeplessness Minor Less Common
Abdominal pain Minor Less Common
Skin rash Minor Rare
Flatulence Minor Rare
Constipation Minor Rare
Joint pain Minor Rare
Mouth ulcers Minor Rare
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sparflin 400 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
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.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Sparflin 400 MG Tablet 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 disorders Major
You 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.
Colitis Moderate
Avoid 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 Prolongation Major
Avoid 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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Escitalopram Major
You 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 Estradiol Moderate
The 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.
Corticosteroids Major
You 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.
Quinidine Major
You 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.
Aspirin Moderate
You 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 drugs Moderate
You 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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Popular Questions & Answers

I have used sparfloxacin to cure typhoid for over one year now after amoxicillin and ciprofloxacin were resisted. Now sparfloxacin is no longer active. What do I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Better take homoeopathic treatment. It is permanent in result and no side effects. You may take homoeopathic medicine Baptisia 200 1 dose weekly for 3 weeks.
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My ESR is 29. Uric acid is 7.4. I am having slight head ache from time to time from past 3 days. I had fever day before yesterday, but did not experience it after that. I feel uneasy with the head ache. My typhoid report according to the doctor is on the border line. There are enough pluses in the report to suggest that this might be typhoid. However, doctor wants to observe me for a weeks time. He wants to see if the fever goes away in this time or shots up. My Billirubin levels naturally remain between 1-2. I have been cured for T.B. 9 years back. I am allergic to sparfloxacin. My urine from the past 8 days is dark yellowish early in the morning. I have to travel abroad in a months time ad have to work on australian visa. They require medical examination to be done from their own accredited hospitals. I am not sure if I should wait for one week for other symptoms to show up. Please help. This situation was a week back. My doctor started me with Ofloxacin for any threat of typhoid. I have taken doses for 5 days now. My headache still remains on and off during the day. Urine colour still unusually shows yellow. I have to travel soon. Should I just neglect this headache and hope for it to get fine by pain killers or is it an indication of something else? What tests should I get done with?

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD-Medcine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
First of all let me assure you that you do not have Typhoid. So please stop all the drugs you are taking. Get yourself checked for complete hemogram,kft,lft,hba1c,urine-re,me,ultrasound abdomen & send me the reports to enable me to guide you further.
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Please suggest me some ways or medication to whiten my teeth. They are little yellowish in color. I want to make them sparkling white. Please suggest.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Please suggest me some ways or medication to whiten my teeth. They are little yellowish in color. I want to make them...
Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured foodstuffs.

I am suffering from right leg sciatica with severe pain. Is there any medicine or any other remedial measure which can help me out fro pain? Although I got similar pain in 2013 and got operated for LV5-S1 in Oct 2013.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am suffering from right leg sciatica with severe pain. Is there any medicine or any other remedial measure which ca...
Hello, You need to reduce your weight, first to check back pain & reducing pressure on sciatic nerve. Tk, homoeopathic medicine: @.Arnica mont 1000-6 pills, twice a wk. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to condition sciatic nerve. Correct your sitting & lying posture to reduce pressure on scatic nerve. Avoid, lifting weight, jerks, cold intake. Tk, care.
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Respected sir, I hv yellow n blackish teeth since childhood. When I wake up n see my face I got very sad. It hurts n decreases my confidence. Can I do not hv sparkling white teeth. please help me out.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Respected sir,
I hv yellow n blackish teeth since childhood. When I wake up n see my face I got very sad. It hurts n ...
Yea you can have. Consult a dentist and get your teeth treated. It will not become white with home remedies or toothpaste. That is for sure.

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Enjoy Your Motherhood - But It Is Important To Find A Balance!

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Enjoy Your Motherhood - But It Is Important To Find A Balance!

Motherhood is one of the most honourable and challenging adventures of a woman’s life. Every mother in the world has her dreams of being a perfect mother and running a perfectly balanced household. The dream involves a spotless, sparkling clean beautiful home with shiny kitchen faucets, clean dishes, folded clothes, clean happy children and a happy satisfied husband. It would be great if you could all have that perfectly balanced picture perfect life, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Every single day, every mother is faced with a challenging question – what is more important, a clean house or time with the family, or time for herself.

  1. Set time aside to take care of yourself. Mothers who do not take care of themselves will eventually have nothing else to give. Investing in yourself is an investment in your family. You have to struggle with sleep deprivation and exhaustion, in addition to not having any time for your own self.
  2. You must not waste time on complaining about the heavy load. On the contrary, you should focus on finding ways to make it work. You must make a routine and follow it without fail for one month. Later, you can continue to add other routines one at a time to streamline the things. A regular routine will reduce the stress of last minute thinking and it will free up the time as well as mind for other activity.
  3. You must learn to say NO, without apologies, explanations, or guilt, to requests that infringe on family time. It is important for you to realize that by saying yes to one thing means saying no to something like a meaningful conversation with spouse, playing a game with their children, or catching up on laundry.
  4. Keep your expectations low as you will be pleasantly surprised when things work out better. Kids like to be kids and do not live their lives according to parent’s dreams. Some of us have always been a little bit of a control freak. We like to do things ourselves and we don’t like to wait for help. If you know that you can be distracted easily then you must try to do the most important thing in the day, before you give way to the other distractions and stresses of the day. If everything seems chaotic and you do not know where to start, then you should set your priorities and do the first things first.

Most of the time it is not the motherhood, it is the attitude. You should not make children an excuse for not challenging yourself to the fullest as you did when you were younger. Your passion for life and your dreams evaporate if you sit back and give up. Clothes will always need washing and the dishes will always need cleaning, but babies won’t always be babies. You would rather want the kids to remember their mother playing with them than remember that clean house was an order of the day.

It can be physically, emotionally and mentally draining to be a mother. It is also not a highly valued position in the world we live in. Your children will probably never be truly grateful for the service you render every day until they are out of the house, on their own and having children of their own.

Prevent Firecrackers Burn Injuries

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Prevent Firecrackers Burn Injuries

Please follow below mentioned safety guidelines –


1) Always light fire crackers in open Spaces only. Stand at an arm’s length from crackers while lighting the crackers.

2) For children, always lit crackers in presence of parents or elder persons. In case of burns , immediately management can be possible.

3) Keep safe distance from our body while lighting the crackers.

4) Keep bucket filled with water near the place where fire crackers are to be lightened.

5) Store crackers away from electrical supply or sources of  fire.

6) Crackers which do not explode, should be doused with sand or water. Prevent children from picking up such fire crackers.

7) Use bucket of water or sand to discard used fireworks.


1) Don’t bend forward while lighting Crackers.

2) Don’t use loose or nylon cloths while lighting crackers.

3) Don’t Carry Crackers in pockets of Shirt or pant.

4) Don’t rub your eye if fire cracker injury to eye occurs.  Wash your eye immediately with water for 10-20 minutes.

5) Don’t cover crackers with glass bottles or Containers for extra sound effect.        

6)  Don’t light fire crackers on your hands. But many people have a tendency of lighting the crackers by bringing the Cracker to the candle. Cracker may burst in your hand & causes severe burn injury.

7) Never throw crackers at any person, electric poles, electric wires, appliances or animals.

8) Fire Crackers which failed to explode should not be picked  up. Because these might explode in picker’s hand.

9) Don’t burst crackers without using footwear.

10)Don’t burst (light) rocket in bottle because these may cause eye injury & facial injuries. 

11)Don’t give rockets , bombs to children for lighting.

12)Toxic substance used in crackers are harmful to our health & noise generated by crackers cause immense suffering to birds & animals.

12) Do not light crackers indoors.

13) Do not open crackers & light them.  It is dangerous.

14) After burning sparkles do not throw them on the floor.  Put them in water. 

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Laser Skin Resurfacing To Repair Summer Skin Damage!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Laser Skin Resurfacing To Repair Summer Skin Damage!

Summer is a time when we like to step out in style. And style does not merely mean getting the latest pieces from the runway for your wardrobe. It also means having a well groomed appearance that is free of any signs of neglect. The skin is the first area that draws the attention of people and should be maintained well, especially during harsh summer months which are also filled with holidays and outings with near and dear ones. One way of taking care of your skin is with laser resurfacing. Let us find out more.

Definition: Laser resurfacing uses beams of lasers to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the facial skin. It is also a good method for treating skin irregularities that may come about due to the process of aging or the ravages of too much sun exposure as well as stressful lifestyles where late hours have become the norm. With the technique used in this process, pulsating beams of light are trained on the irregular portions of the facial skin so as to remove the skin, one layer at a time. This method is also known as lasabrasion or laser peeling.

Candidates: To find out if you are a good candidate for this kind of a procedure, you will need to take a good hard look at yourself. If you notice the advent of fine lines and wrinkles that are marring your features and making your skin look uneven even as the sagging is beginning to show up in some parts, then you may want to consider this treatment. You can also have a check up done at a dermatologist's office to ensure that you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you have acne or very dark hued skin, then you cannot qualify for this treatment. Also, this procedure cannot fix stretch marks.

Types of Lasers: There are two kinds of lasers that are used in this treatment. The first is carbon dioxide or CO2 lasers and the second is Erbium lasers. While CO2 lasers can deal with wrinkles, warts, and scars with short pulsed light concentrations, Erbium laser resurfacing can remove the surface level and deeper lines and wrinkles with minimal burning as far as the surrounding tissue goes. This is a good method in case you have darker skin and the side effects are very mild. The side effects of the Erbium laser resurfacing method consist of swelling and bruising while the recovery time is about two to three weeks.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Preventive Measures During Diwali

Ophthalmologist, Kota
Preventive Measures During Diwali
  • On diwali, by taking few prevention you can enjoy a safe festival.
  • Avoid bright sparkling fire cracker.
  • Maintain proper distance when lighten the crackers.
  • Don't ever touch the cracker when you see a sparking in it.
  • If something unusual happened or even minor burn just immediately consult a doctor.
1 person found this helpful

Healthy Penis & Healthy Home: Sex Tips for the Home

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Healthy Penis & Healthy Home: Sex Tips for the Home

A healthy penis is the ultimate goal of all who make proper penis care a priority in their lives, of course. And while a healthy penis is in and of itself a laudable achievement, most men tend to value that health because it increases their ability in bed. Many pursue sex tips to help them have greater impact with their partners, but many don't realize that some home factors can impact penis health and activity - even if they don't directly involve the organ itself.

Yes, high on the top of every guy's sex tips checklist should be this item: Keep the home healthy and inviting. The odds are that a guy's apartment or house is where he is going to see a hefty percentage of his sexual action - so he needs to make sure his abode is inviting and enticing to potential partners.

So these home-based sex tips are recommended to make the journey from the front door to the bedroom more obstacle-free.

- Straighten up. No woman wants to walk into a man's home and find socks and underwear on the living room floor, an empty beer can on the hall table, dirty dishes in the kitchen sink and towels hanging in the bathroom that haven't been changed in two months. If he isn't naturally neat, a guy needs to do a good cleaning on his place whenever he knows that company might be coming over. That doesn't mean washing and scrubbing till the floor sparkles, but make sure the place is neat and presentable and that dirt and dust have been taken care of. And bedsheets? Definitely put a fresh, clean set on.

- Stock up on paper products. Be sure the bathroom has plenty of toilet paper; she's going to be embarrassed (and disappointed) if she has to ask for some. But also be sure to have plenty of tissues, paper towels and napkins on hand to be fully prepared.

- Ask a neighbor to do a sniff test. People get used to the way their homes smell and may not notice odors that have gradually snuck up. And that doesn't apply to just old ladies with a house full of cats. Ask a neighbor or friend (preferably female) if they would mind giving you an honest opinion of whether the home passes the smell test, and correct whatever flaws they find. Your male organ is not going to benefit if the odor-sniffing organ of a potential partner tells them not to stay around.

- Think about the temperature. In general, women tend to be a little more susceptible to chilliness than men. Keep the home warm without overdoing it, and consider keeping a blanket on the sofa, a fire in the living room, etc. And above all, make sure the bedroom is not too cold.

- Flame on. Sure, it's a bit of a cliché, but candles in the bedroom practically scream romance. Besides, scented candles can help disguise any too-manly odors that may linger, and they provide appropriately sexy lighting - bright enough to see what someone is doing but dim enough to disguise any flaws.

With these tips making the home more sex-friendly, that healthy penis will be better set for the kind of good, exciting time it craves. And that health will be easier to maintain with a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Most men will want to select a crème that contains both L-arginine and L carnitine. The former is an amino acid that helps produce nitric oxide, which in turn helps create situations in which penile blood vessels can open wide and be receptive to the blood flow they need during times of arousal. L carnitine is another amino acid, one shown to protect against peripheral nerve damage caused by friction, compression, and other common injuries. This helps prevent numbness or de-sensitization of the penis.

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About Sparflin 400 MG Tablet
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