Rapigat 400mg Tablet

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Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Rapigat 400mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Rapigat Tablet

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Uses of Rapigat Tablet

Rapigat 400mg 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 Rapigat Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Rapigat 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. Rapigat 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rapigat Tablet works

Rapigat 400mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

In Depth Information on Rapigat Tablet

Expert advice for Rapigat Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Rapigat 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 Rapigat 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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Rapigat Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Rapigat Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Rapigat 400mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rapigat 400mg 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
Rapigat 400mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Rapigat 400mg 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 Rapigat 400mg 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
Rapigat 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rapigat 400mg 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 Rapigat
400mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Rapigat Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Gatifloxacin

Rapigat 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 Rapigat eye solution
Rapigat does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Rapigat 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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