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Composition for ALASKA


food interaction for ALASKA

alcohol interaction for ALASKA

pregnancy interaction for ALASKA

lactation interaction for ALASKA

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alaska tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alaska tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Alaska tablet is used for the treatment of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, infections of the ear-nose-throat, sinus and other infections of the respiratory tract caused by bacterial infections.

How it works

Alaska tablet belongs to a class of drugs called as quinolone antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme (that allows replication of DNA), thereby killing the bacteria, reducing its multiplication and curing the infection.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Loss of sense of taste, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Flatulence, Indigestion, Insomnia, Nausea, Rash, Increased sensitivity to light, Vomiting, Itching, Abnormal heart rhythm


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Expert advice for ALASKA

  • Inform your doctor before taking this drug if you have heart or kidney problems, diseases such as cancer or schizophrenia, seizures or sensitivity to sunlight (UV rays).
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or breast feeding.
  • Sparfloxacin is not recommended for children below 18 years of age.
  • Minimize exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing or apply sunscreen when outdoors to prevent phototoxicity (sunlight induced skin rashes) while taking this drug.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the drug if you are taking other medicines such as tricyclic antidepressants, anti-arrythmic agents, phenothiazines or cisapride.

Frequently asked questions for ALASKA


Q. What is sparfloxacin used for?
Sparfloxacin is used for the treatment of various infections such as ENT infections, pneumonia, or tuberculosis.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)