Ragacin 400mg Infusion

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Introduction

Ragacin 400mg Infusion is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by stopping further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Ragacin 400mg Infusion is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous), in cases where oral administration is not possible, such as in hospitalized or unconscious patients. It is administered by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may experience headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain as side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own, but please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.

Uses of Ragacin Infusion

Benefits of Ragacin Infusion

In Bacterial infections

Ragacin 400mg Infusion is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. It is given by a doctor or a nurse and should not be self-administered. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Ragacin Infusion

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 Ragacin

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Ragacin Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Ragacin Infusion works

Ragacin 400mg Infusion is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ragacin 400mg Infusion.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ragacin 400mg Infusion 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ragacin 400mg Infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Ragacin 400mg Infusion may cause diarrhea or rash in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Ragacin 400mg Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
The most common side effects that can occur when taking Ragacin 400mg Infusion are usually mild nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache.This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ragacin 400mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ragacin 400mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Take plenty of water while you are taking this medicine
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ragacin 400mg Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ragacin Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Ragacin 400mg Infusion, consult your doctor.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Gatifloxacin oral (tablet and suspension) and injection form has been withdrawn from the market, as it has shown incidences of abnormally high or low blood sugar levels in humans. However, its ophthalmic form (eye drop) is available to treat bacterial infections of the eye, which is considered to be safe for use.


Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Quinolones/ Fluroquinolones

Interaction with drugs

Taking Ragacin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

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 I stop taking Ragacin 400mg Infusion when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ragacin 400mg Infusion and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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Country of origin: India

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