Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension


Overview

Uses of Assault Suspension

Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension is used in the treatment of bacterial & parasitic infections.

Assault Suspension side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Assault Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Assault Suspension works

Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Assault Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kidney
Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Assault 200 mg/500 mg Suspension as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • 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.

FAQs

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Assault?
The use of Assault is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Assault can increase the risks of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Assault?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What is Assault?
Assault is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.
Q. Is it safe to use Assault?
Assault is safe for most of the patients.; However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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