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Asfen 200mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Asfen 200mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is primarily used in the treatment of infections of the lungs and urinary tract. Additionally, it may also be used to treat skin and gynecological infections. It is usually used for infections that did not resolve with other antibiotics.

Asfen 200mg Tablet is the only medicine of its class that can be taken orally (by mouth). It may be taken with or without food. The dose and duration of treatment depend upon the severity of the infection and how you respond to the medicine. Take it at the same time each day and finish the complete course, even if you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early then the infection may return or worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they bother you or persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or if you have any problems related to your kidneys or liver. Let your doctor know about all other medicines you may be taking, as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Uses of Asfen Tablet

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Asfen Tablet

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Asfen 200mg Tablet works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs (pneumonia) and urinary tract. Asfen 200mg Tablet usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Asfen Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Asfen

  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Asfen Tablet

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. Asfen 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Asfen Tablet works

Asfen 200mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Asfen 200mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asfen 200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asfen 200mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Asfen 200mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Asfen 200mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Asfen 200mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Asfen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Asfen 200mg Tablet, 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 regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Asfen 200mg Tablet helps treat severe bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infection, skin infections and gynaecological infections.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if you develop severe stomach pain or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver and kidney function while you are having treatment with this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alpha Amino acids derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Penem

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Asfen 200mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Asfen 200mg Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Asfen 200mg Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
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References

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Country of origin: India

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