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Piprox400mg/5ml

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Opsonin Pharma Limited
Generic: Pefloxacin
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Piprox does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Piprox during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Piprox is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Piprox may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Piprox in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Piprox should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Piprox may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Piprox is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin ... View More

Uses of Piprox

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Piprox

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Piprox

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Piprox is to be taken with... View More

How Piprox works

Piprox is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and re... View More

What if you forget to take Piprox?

If you miss a dose of Piprox, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Your doctor has prescribed Piprox to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Piprox and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Susceptible infections, Gonococcal urethritis, Acute uncomplicated cystitis

Administration

Should be taken with food. Take w/ meals.

Adult Dose

Oral Susceptible infections Adult: 400 mg bid. Acute uncomplicated cystitis in women; Gonococcal urethritis in men Adult: 800 mg as single dose. ... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be necessary.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to quinolones, children <12 yr, pregnancy, lactation.

Mode of Action

Pefloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial that exhibits its bactericidal action by inhibition of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV which are needed fo... View More

Precaution

Underlying CNS disease; hepatic disease; renal impairment. Avoid sun exposure, may cause severe sunburn.

Side Effect

Nausea, vomiting, gastric pain, dizziness, insomnia, allergic skin reactions, thrombocytopaenia, leukopenia/neutropenia, photosensitisation, arthropathy... View More

Interaction

Reduced absorption with antacids, didanosine (DDI), iron salts, pirenzepine, sucralfate, vincristine, zinc salts; increased levels with cimetidine, prob... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More