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    Satranidazole + Ofloxacin

    Information about Satranidazole + Ofloxacin

    Satranidazole + ofloxacin uses

    Satranidazole+Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery. It treats diarrhoea of mixed infection in adults.

    How satranidazole + ofloxacin works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics: Satranidazole and Ofloxacin. Satranidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

    Common side effects of satranidazole + ofloxacin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach pain, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Headache
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    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Dec 2018 | 05:37 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Satranidazole + Ofloxacin

    • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
    • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
    • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
    • Do not use Satranidazole + Ofloxacin if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Satranidazole + Ofloxacin as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Satranidazole + Ofloxacin

    Satranidazole + Ofloxacin

    Q. Can the use of Satranidazole+Ofloxacin cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Satranidazole+Ofloxacin can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better if you rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Can I take Satranidazole+Ofloxacin along with Ibuprofen?

    Few patients have had seizures (fit) on taking anti-inflammatory medicines (ibuprofen) with quinolone antibiotics (ofloxacin). This is very unlikely to happen. But to be safe, do not take ibuprofen with one of these antibiotics, unless your doctor has told you to take it.

    Q. Can I take alcohol while taking Satranidazole+Ofloxacin?

    Alcohol should not be consumed while you are taking this medicine as it may lower the blood pressure and causes dizziness and lightheadedness.

    Q. Can I take Satranidazole+Ofloxacin while I am breastfeeding?

    The use of Satranidazole+Ofloxacin should be used with caution by nursing mothers as it can lead to serious side effects. It is always better to consult your doctor before taking $nam.

    Q. Can I take Satranidazole+Ofloxacin if I have diabetes?

    Satranidazole+Ofloxacin, when taken along with insulin or some other diabetes medication, increases the risk of having low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This happens due to the presence of ofloxacin in it. Check your blood sugar often. If your blood sugar gets too low, stop taking the medicine and call your doctor. A change in the dose or medication may be needed.

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Satranidazole+Ofloxacin?

    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.

    Q. Can I stop taking Satranidazole+Ofloxacin when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Satranidazole+Ofloxacin and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Q. What if I miss my dose?

    Take Satranidazole+Ofloxacin 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 are the instructions for storage and disposal of Satranidazole+Ofloxacin?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)