Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
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Banocide Forte Tablet is used for the treatment of roundworm infections such as filariasis and other infections which can affect various body parts. It contains diethylcarbamazine as the main component that belongs to the class of anti-worm medicine. It works by interfering with different metabolic processes of the parasite causing disease. It is advised to complete the course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor to eradicate the disease.
Uses of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
- Filariasis: A worm infection which is characterized by swelling of limbs and area around genitals.
- Toxocariasis: A worm infection which can affect different organs, it mainly spreads through animals.
- Tropical eosinophilia: A worm infection characterized by coughing, wheezing and fever.
- Loiasis: A worm infection of the eye by a worm loa loa characterized by swelling around eyes.
Contraindications of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
- If you are allergic to this medicine or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you are pregnant or think may be pregnant
- If you have damaged your eyes due to a worm infection called river blindness
Side effects of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
- Joint pain
- Unusual tiredness
Precautions and Warnings of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Can I take Banocide Forte Tablet during pregnancy?
Banocide Forte tablet may cause harmful effects in the unborn baby. Therefore, it should not be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine.
Can I take Banocide Forte Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if Banocide Forte tablet passes into human milk. Hence, it would be best if you did not breastfeed while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor for more information.
Can I drive if I have consumed Banocide Forte Tablet?
Banocide Forte tablet can make you feel dizzy. Hence, it is advised that you should not drive or use machines when taking treatment with Banocide forte.
Can I consume alcohol with Banocide Forte Tablet?
Banocide Forte tablet is not known to react with alcohol directly. However, as this medicine is broken down in the body by the liver and alcohol affects liver functioning, it is advised not to consume alcohol when on treatment with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience any unusual symptoms after starting the treatment with Banocide Forte tablet
- You experience any allergic reactions after taking this medicine
- You have a history of convulsions, seizures or fits
- You have an eye disorder called river blindness
- You may be asked to get your eyes checked by an eye doctor
- It is advised not to miss any doses of Banocide Forte Tablet in such a treatment schedule to help clear up your infection completely.
Mode of Action of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Banocide Forte tablet works by interfering with various processes essential for the survival of the worm. It interferes with the mobilization of infection-causing forms of the worm and increases the adherence of immune mediators cells to worm and thus leads to the killing of these worms.
Directions for Use of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
- Take Banocide Forte tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, after your meal to avoid stomach discomfort.
- You should take this medicine regularly and without fail as directed by your doctor.
- It would be best if you did not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
Banocide forte tablet may cause a decrease in heart rate when used with blood pressure medicines like Bisoprolol and Acetabulol. The effect of Amitriptyline which is a medicine used to treat psychiatric illness, can be decreased when used in combination with Banocide forte.
Storage and disposal of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
- Store Banocide Forte tablet in a closed container at room temperature.
- Keep it in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight, heat and away from children and pets.
- Discard any unused medicine properly and do not throw them in wastewater.
Dosage of Banocide Forte 100mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
If you think you have taken too much of Banocide forte tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
Missing a dose of Banocide forte tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you miss any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How much time does it take for a dose of Banocide Forte tablet to act?
A: It takes about 1-2 hours for a single dose of Banocide Forte tablet to act but it depends from person to person depending on their physiological functions.
Q: How long does the effect of a single dose of Banocide Forte tablet last?
A: The effect of a single dose of Banocide Forte tablet lasts for about 8 hours but it can vary among individuals depending upon how their body reacts to this medicine.
Q: What happens in filariasis?
A: Filariasis is a painful and profoundly disfiguring disease caused by infection with parasites called roundworms. It is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos. It is usually characterized by oedema or swelling in limbs if left untreated; it can lead to temporary or permanent disability. Sometimes the limbs appear like limbs of an elephant. Hence the disease is also called elephantiasis.
Q: Is Banocide forte tablet an antibiotic?
A: No, Banocide forte tablet is an antimicrobial against worms or antihelminthic (helminths is the scientific term for worms) as it is specifically used against worm infections in the blood.
Q: Can I take Banocide Forte Tablet if I get worm infestation in my gut?
A: It is not advised to take Banocide Forte Tablet as medication against gut infections. Much safer and effective medicines are available for infestations of the gut that shall be prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Can Banocide forte be taken with Levocetirizine?
A: Yes, Levocetirizine can be used to control itching.
Q: Can Banocide Forte be used for allergic rhinitis?
A: No, Banocide Forte Tablet cannot be used for allergic rhinitis. Your doctor can help with other medicines to control allergic rhinitis.
Q: Can we use Banocide Forte tablet for children?
A: Yes, Banocide Forte tablet can be used in children. However, the same should be done under close medical supervision only. Your doctor will adjust the dose as per the age and bodyweight of the child.
Q: Is Banocide forte effective for hydrocele?
A: One may suffer from hydrocele due to various causes. It is important to establish the underlying reason causing hydrocele and direct the treatment accordingly. If the likely cause of hydrocele is due to filarial infection, your doctor may prescribe Banocide forte.
Q: What are the side-effects of Banocide Forte tablet ?
A: Headache, joint pain, unusual tiredness, weakness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, pain, itching, swelling are some of the side-effects you can experience on taking Banocide Forte tablet. Please consult your doctor before use.
Q: How long should I take Banocide Forte tablets?
A: Banocide Forte tablets should be taken for dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the medicine in between even if you are feeling better as the completion of the entire prescribed course is required to eradicate the infection completely and prevent its relapse.
Q: I am suffering from Liver cirrhosis, can I take Banocide Forte tablet?
A: Banocide Forte tablets should be used with caution in patients who have impaired liver functioning or are suffering from any liver disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while taking this medicine.
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Last Updated on: 09 Apr 2021 | 10:33 AM (IST)
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