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Spark tablet 100 mg 10's

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Spark tablet contains Sparfloxacin | belongs to Quinolone

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How it works

Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s works by inhibiting an enzyme required for a bacterial DNA to replicate.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s

  • Sensitivity to sunlight severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Nausea or vomiting severe
  • Headache severe
  • Dizziness severe
  • Sleeplessness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Mouth ulcers

Uses of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis

    Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

  • Pneumonia

    Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 3 to 6 hours.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and diaper rash is necessary.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to it or any other fluoroquinolones.

  • Tendinitis or tendon rupture

    Avoid if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using this medicine.

  • Myasthenia gravis

    Avoid if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and diaper rash is necessary.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Tendinitis and tendon rupture

    Use of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s will increase the risk to develop tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after treatment. It will affect the shoulder, hand, back of the ankle, or other parts of the body. The risk is more if you are above 60 years of age and have a history of kidney, heart, or lung transplant and joint disease. You are also at high risk if you are on corticosteroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone or prednisone.

  • Drug-resistance

    Usage of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

  • Pediatric use

    The safety and effectiveness of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s has not been established in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age.

  • Central nervous system effects

    Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy or other CNS disorders. Discontinue the treatment if any symptoms appear until the exact cause is identified.

  • Impaired liver function

    Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s should be used with caution in the patients with the history of liver injury due to the increase in the risk of liver enzymes.

  • Impaired kidney function

    Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s should be used with caution in the patients with kidney disease. Adequate hydration is maintained to prevent accumulation of the medicine. Dose of the medicine should be adjusted based on the CrCl.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Escitalopram severe
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Corticosteroids severe
  • Quinidine severe
  • Aspirin moderate
  • Antidiabetic drugs moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    You may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations if you suffer from CNS disorder and use Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s or other fluoroquinolones. Avoid using caffeine-containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.

  • moderate

    Avoid taking this medicine if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

  • severe

    Avoid using this medicine if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

General Instructions

Take Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of course.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s

GI disturbances. Dizziness, headache, tremor, confusion, convulsions, sleep disorders, rashes, photosensitivity, joint pain. Judgement and dexterity may be impaired. Transient increase in serum creatinine. Haematological, hepatic and renal disturbances. Tachycardia. Rarely, vasculitis, pseudomembranous colitis, haemorrhagic bullae, Stevens-Johnson and Lyell syndrome, visual disturbances, transient hearing loss, tenosynovitis, impaired taste, smell.

What is the dose of Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s

Adults: 400 mg on day 1, followed by 200 mg once daily for 9 days.
Typhoid & paratyphoid: 200-400 mg daily in two divided doses for 14 days. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Spark tablet 100 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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