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Pif 400 mg Tablet

Manufactured byUNICHEM LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsPefloxacin
Description
Pif 400 mg Tablet is an antibiotic used in the treatment of various infections caused by susceptible bacteria.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pif 400 mg Tablet

  • Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching

Uses of Pif 400 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to pefloxacin, any other fluoroquinolones, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscles to the bones becomes inflamed) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after the treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of developing bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as confusion, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Photosensitivity

This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

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

Corticosteroids

Antidiabetic drugs

Antacids

Anticoagulants

Theophylline

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a liver impairment since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Urine Drug Test

The use of this medicine may give a false-positive result for the determination of opiates in urine. It is advised to confirm the result by more specific methods.
Take this medicine with food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine blocks the multiplication and growth of bacteria; this results in the eventual death of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

Pefloxacin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 31 May 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00487

Pefloxacin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 31 May 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Pefloxacin
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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Jan 2020

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