Medicine Overview of Protobac Tablet
Side Effects of Protobac are Nausea, Dryness in mouth, Metallic taste, Headache.
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. Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
In Depth Information on Protobac Tablet
Protobac Tablet related warnings
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg 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.
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Protobac 400 mg/600 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Protobac Tablet
Protobac is a combination of two medicines: Norfloxacin and Tinidazole. This medication is used to treat diarrhea due to infection. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that cause infection. Together they help to treat infection more effectively.
Q. Can I stop taking Protobac when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Protobac and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Q. Can Protobac increase the risk of tendon rupture?
Yes, Protobac is known to increase the risk of tendon rupture commonly in the achilies tendon. Tendon problems can happen in people of all ages who take Protobac. Inform your health care provider if you hear or feel a snap or pop, have severe pain, rapid or immediate bruising after an accident, and are unable to use the affected arm or leg, you may have a tendon rupture.
Q. Can the use of Protobac cause metallic taste?
Yes, Protobac can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications to the use of Protobac?
The use of Protobac is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to norfloxacin or tinidazole or any other excipient. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), or tendon rupture seen with the use of ciprofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorders.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Protobac?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Protobac and for at least 3 days after stopping it. Drinking alcoholic while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram like reaction) with symptoms of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.
Q. Can I take ORS solution with Protobac?
Yes, you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the Protobac. ORS is a special combination of dry salts that is mixed with clean water. It can help replace the fluids lost due to diarrhea. ORS packets or solution can be availed from the nearest pharmacy, shop or from our website .
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Protobac can lead to increased side effects. Protobac takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of diarrhea which is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Yes, Protobac does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Protobac after the expiry date.
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