SALPHAZ - (Sulphadiazine 500mg Tab)
Salphaz Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used to treat bacterial infections in human body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia, bronchitis), ear, urinary tract, and intestines. It is also used for treating other parasitic infections.
Salphaz Tablet fights the infection by terminating the growth of bacteria. The tablet can be taken with or without food. It should be taken regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by the doctor. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue it until you have finished the full course, even when you feel better. If you discontinue, some bacteria may survive and the infection may recur.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and allergic reaction. Seek emergency medical help if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty breathing.
Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics (especially sulpha medicines) or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also inform your doctor all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular blood and urine tests during treatment.
USES OF SALPHAZ TABLET
BENEFITS OF SALPHAZ TABLET
In Bacterial infections
Salphaz Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and eye in adults and children. It is also used for treatment of typhoid fever and some sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. Salphaz works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection.
This medicine usually starts showing effects quickly and makes you feel better. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.
SIDE EFFECTS OF SALPHAZ TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist.
Common side effects of Salphaz:
HOW TO USE SALPHAZ 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. Salphaz Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it.
HOW SALPHAZ TABLET WORKS
Salphaz Tablet is an antibiotic, which stops the bacteria from producing folic acid- a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. This stops the bacteria from multiplying, thus, stopping the infection from spreading further.
Consuming alcohol with Salphaz Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Salphaz Tablet 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Salphaz Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Salphaz Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Salphaz Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Salphaz Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Salphaz Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Salphaz Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Salphaz Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Salphaz Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SALPHAZ TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Salphaz Tablet, 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.
For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Sulphadiazine 500mg Tablet
Q. What if I don't get better after using Salphaz Tablet?
Inform your doctor if you still 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 Salphaz Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Salphaz Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.