Sparfloxacin


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity; pregnancy and lactation; children <18 yr.
Special Precautions
History of CNS disorders, pseudomembranous colitis, superinfection, severe renal dysfunction, epilepsy, G6PD deficiency, myasthenia gravis, patients with QT prolongation, uncorrected electrolyte disturbances, bradycardia, or pre-existing cardiac disease. Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or sunlamps during treatment. Discontinue treatment if patients experience tendon pain, inflammation or rupture; subsequent use of fluoroquinolones in these patients is not recommended. Avoid in MRSA infections due to high risk of resistance. Ensure adequate fluid intake to reduce risk of crystalluria.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting; jaundice, renal failure, elevation of liver enzymes, BUN and creatinine; anaphylactoid reaction, headache, dizziness, convulsions; tremors, myalgia; rhabdomyolysis, thrombocytopenia and eosinophilia.
Potentially Fatal: AV block; anaphylaxis.
C Contraindicated in 1st trimester.
Drug Interactions
Cations such as aluminum, magnesium, zinc and iron may reduce the bioavailability of sparfloxacin. May increase the plasma concentrations of theophylline and tizanidine. May enhance the effect of warfarin and glibenclamide. May decrease the renal clearance of methotrexate. Excretion may be reduced by probenecid. May alter serum levels of phenytoin.
CIMS Class
Quinolones
ATC Classification
J01MA09 - sparfloxacin ; Belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
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