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Overview

Introduction

Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, infections of urinary tract, ear, and abdomen. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to cure the infection.

Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken as suggested by the doctor. It should be taken with food and it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as an overdose of it may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better to ensure a complete recovery.

Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Tabrol Tablet

Side effects of Tabrol Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.

How to use Tabrol 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. Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Tabrol Tablet works

Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These antibiotics work by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet for the treatment of many types of bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course of Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet and inform your doctor if you develop skin rash/blisters or other unexplained skin reaction while taking Tabrol 400mg/80mg Tablet.
  • In case of long-term use, have regular monthly blood tests to monitor your blood cells as suggested by your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. What is Tabrol?

Tabrol is a combination of two medicines: Sulfamethoxazole+Trimethoprim. It is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections and works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. It treats urinary tract infections, ear infections, enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine), pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and episodes of difficulty breathing in people with chronic (long-term) bronchitis.

Q. Is it safe to use Tabrol?

Yes, Tabrol is safe to use in most patients. However, in some patients, it may cause some unwanted common side effects like Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.

Q. Can the use of Tabrol cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Tabrol can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Tabrol?

Tabrol is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine and in patients with a history of drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency. The medicine is also contraindicated in pediatric patients less than 2 months of age and in patients with marked hepatic damage or with severe renal insufficiency when renal function status cannot be monitored.

Q. What should be avoided while taking the Tabrol?

It is advised to not skip the dose. Skipping doses or not completing the full course of the medicine can decrease its effectiveness and can lead to the growth of bacteria that are resistant to the effects of it.

Q. Does Tabrol expire?

Yes, Tabrol does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Tabrol after the expiry date.

Q. What is Tabrol?

Tabrol is a combination of two medicines: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. It is an antibiotic which treats certain bacterial infections and works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

Q. Can the use of Tabrol cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Tabrol can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Tabrol?

Tabrol is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. It is also avoided in patients with a history of drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), megaloblastic anemia caused due to folate deficiency. The medicine is also harmful for pediatric patients less than 2 months of age and for patients with marked hepatic damage or with severe renal insufficiency when renal function status cannot be monitored.

Q. Can I stop taking Tabrol when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Tabrol?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Tabrol when I feel better?

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Tabrol as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Tabrol?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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