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Consuming alcohol with Sparoxen does not cause any harmful side effects.
Sparoxen may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
Sparoxen is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Sparo... View More
Sparoxen may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Sparoxen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sparoxen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Sparoxen in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Sparoxen is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, ski... View More
Uses of Sparoxen
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Sparoxen
- Stomach pain
- Bitter taste
How to use Sparoxen
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. Sparoxen may be taken with... View More
How Sparoxen works
Sparoxen is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and ... View More
What if you forget to take Sparoxen?
If you miss a dose of Sparoxen, 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 ... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Sparoxen 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 Sparoxen 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.
Chronic bronchitis, Community-acquired pneumonia
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Adult 2 tablets (400 mg) on 1st day as a loading dose, followed by 1 tablet (200 mg) daily as a maintenance dose. Duration of maintenance treat... View More
Renal impairment (Creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min) is 2 tablets (400 mg) taken on the first day as a loading dose. Thereafter, 1 tablet of 200 mg shoul... View More
Hypersensitivity; pregnancy and lactation; children <18 yr.
Mode of Action
Sparfloxacin inhibits the supercoiling activity of DNA gyrase which is an enzyme essential for DNA replication thus promoting the breakage of DNA struct... View More
History of CNS disorders, pseudomembranous colitis, superinfection, severe renal dysfunction, epilepsy, G6PD deficiency, myasthenia gravis, patients wit... View More
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting; jaundice, renal failure, elevation of liver enzymes, BUN and creatinine; anaphylactoid reaction, headache, ... View More
Cations such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc and iron may reduce the bioavailability of sparfloxacin. May increase the plasma concentrations of theophyllin... 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