Merigat 200mg Tablet

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Composition for Merigat 200mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Merigat Tablet

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Uses of Merigat Tablet

Merigat 200mg 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).
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Side effects of Merigat Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How Merigat Tablet works

Merigat 200mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

In Depth Information on Merigat Tablet

Expert advice for Merigat Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Merigat 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 Merigat 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Merigat 200mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Merigat 200mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Merigat 200mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Merigat 200mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Merigat 200mg Tablet may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

The most common side effects that can occur when taking Merigat 200mg Tablet are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Merigat 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Merigat 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Merigat
200mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Trental 400mg Tablet, Alkepin 25mg Tablet DT, Manza 15mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Gatifloxacin, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Merigat 200mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Gatifloxacin

Merigat treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q. Is gatifloxacin the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin belongs to the different class, i.e. gatifloxacin is second-generation fluoroquinolone whereas ofloxacin is older and first-generation, but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response
Zymaxid is the brand name for Merigat eye solution
Merigat does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Merigat is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.
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