Medicine Overview of Enaflox Tablet
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Enaflox are Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea.
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. Enaflox 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Enaflox 500 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Enaflox Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Enaflox 500 mg Tablet 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 Enaflox 500 mg Tablet 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 stools.
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.
Enaflox Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Enaflox 500 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Enaflox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Enaflox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Enaflox 500 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, stop the medicine and inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Enaflox 500 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Enaflox Tablet
Enaflox is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Enaflox with prednisone?
Enaflox and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Enaflox immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Enaflox a narcotic substance?
No, Enaflox is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Enaflox with loratadine?
Enaflox can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Enaflox with esomeprazole?
Enaflox can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Enaflox affect birth control?
Enaflox can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Enaflox with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Enaflox for a tooth infection?
Enaflox is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Enaflox for streptococcal throat infection?
Enaflox is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Enaflox same as ciprofloxacin?
Enaflox and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Enaflox is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Enaflox 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Enaflox is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Enaflox is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Enaflox for tonsillitis?
Enaflox is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Enaflox with guaifenesin?
Enaflox can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Enaflox with paracetamol?
Enaflox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Enaflox contain sulfa?
Enaflox does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Enaflox cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Enaflox does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Enaflox.
Yes, like any other medicine, Enaflox has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Enaflox treat bacterial vaginosis?
Enaflox is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does Enaflox cause dry mouth?
Enaflox does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Enaflox as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Enaflox safe to use?
Enaflox is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Enaflox penicillin?
Enaflox is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Enaflox is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Enaflox a quinolone?
Yes, Enaflox belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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