Rapid 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Rapid 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Rapid Tablet

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Uses of Rapid Tablet

Rapid 20mg 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 Rapid Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Rapid 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Rapid 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Rapid Tablet works

Rapid 20mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Rapid Tablet

Expert advice for Rapid Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Rapid immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Rapid 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rapid 20mg 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
Rapid 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Rapid 20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Rapid 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wi
th kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rapid 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Rapid 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wi
th liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rapid 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Alkepin 25mg Tablet DT, Manza 15mg Tablet, Zypine 2.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ofloxacin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Rapid 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ofloxacin

Rapid is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Rapid is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Rapid is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Rapid is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Rapid is not a penicillin. Rapid belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Rapid is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Rapid is not a sulfa drug. Rapid belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Rapid does not contain sulfa. Rapid belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Rapid does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Rapid is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Rapid does not contain penicillin. Rapid belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Rapid is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Yes, Rapid does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Can I take Rapid with paracetamol?
Rapid can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Rapid with ibuprofen?
Rapid when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with Rapid. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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