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Ragacin 400mg Tablets

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Ragacin 400 MG Description

Ragacin Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, sinus, urinary tract (UTI) and certain sexually transmitted diseases also. It contains gatifloxacin a...
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ContainsGatifloxacin(400.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache,nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Ragacin 400 MG

For the treatment of lungs, sinus, urinary tract infection (UTI) and certain sexually transmitted diseases.

Contraindications of Ragacin 400 MG

  • If you are allergic to gatifloxacin or any other medicine belonging to the fluoroquinolones class or any other ingredient of this medicine.
  • If you have a history or currently have any kind of heart-related condition and you are taking medications for that. You must inform the doctor.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a condition of hypokalemia (low blood potassium).
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • It is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects of Ragacin 400 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Ragacin 400 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ragacin 400mg Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Ragacin Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant during treatment.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ragacin 400mg Tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Therefore, a breastfeeding woman should take Ragacin Tablet only if prescribed by her doctor. Do not self-medicate.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Ragacin 400mg Tablets?
A:
This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect. So you should be cautious while driving during the treatment.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ragacin 400mg Tablets?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and Ragacin Tablet. However, long-term use of alcohol weakens your immune system and body's response to pathogens and infections. Consult the doctor for more information if you drink too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are not sure about the suspected bacterial infection, as it may increase the risk of
  • the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
  • You have liver or kidney disease.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays. While going out in the sun, cover the skin and apply sunscreen.
  • You experience diarrhoea. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine, without consulting a doctor.
  • You experience any allergic reaction after taking this medicine.

Mode of Action of Ragacin 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Ragacin Tablet works by inhibiting the enzymes that are important for the replication of bacterial DNA, thereby restricting their growth and eventually killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Ragacin 400 MG

  • Ragacin Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Ragacin 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can affect the way Ragacin Tablet tablet works or Ragacin Tablet tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Especially if you are taking other medicines simultaneously such as anti-reflux medicine like cisapride, antipsychotic medicines, antibiotics like erythromycin, anti-depressants etc. As they can affec...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are water pills such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide, antidiabetic medicines etc.
  • Try to keep a gap of at least 4 hours if you are taking multivitamins and antacids during the treatment with Ragacin. As these medications can interfere with the activity of Ragacin.

Storage and disposal of Ragacin 400 MG

  • Store Ragacin Tablet at room temperature.
  • Protect it from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep it away from pets and children.

Dosage of Ragacin 400 MG

Overdose

  • If you take more medicine than prescribed, Ragacin Tablet may cause vomiting, shakiness, fits etc. Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience any kind of unusual symptoms or rush to the ne...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Ragacin Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a doub...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Nancy Dixit

B. Pharm, M. Pharm

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Ragacin Tablet safe for pregnant woman?

A: No, avoid taking Ragacin Tablet during pregnancy. If you conceive while taking the medicine, stop taking the medicine and inform the doctor.

Q: Can I stop taking Ragacin Tablet once my symptoms reduce?

A: No, complete the entire course of Ragacin Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms start reducing. Abruptly stopping the medicine may lead to reinfection.

Q: Can I take Ragacin Tablet for a stomach infection?

A: Do not self-prescribe Ragacin Tablet otherwise it may cause bacterial resistance. Stomach infection can be due to various reasons. Hence, the doctor will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic after diagnosis of the symptoms and type of infection.

Q: When should I take the Ragacin Tablet?

A: Ragacin Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor. You can take it any time of the day. It should be taken regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time will reduce the chances of missing the dose and it will also help you to get optimum results. Do not miss any dose or take it more than recommended by the doctor.

Q: What is the composition of Ragacin Tablet?

A: Ragacin Tablet composition consists of gatifloxacin as an active ingredient. It belongs to an antibiotic class of medicines that are used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, airways, sinus and certain sexually transmitted diseases.
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RAGACIN
Expires on or After
12/11/2022
Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2022 | 04:36 PM (IST)

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