Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet

Introduction

Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, infections of urinary tract, ear, and abdomen. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to cure the infection.

Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken as suggested by the doctor. It should be taken with food and it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as an overdose of it may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better to ensure a complete recovery.

Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Septran Tablet

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Septran Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Septran

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Septran Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Septran Tablet works

Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim. These antibiotics work by preventing the bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
There may be a possibility of skin rash in the baby.

Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

CAUTION
Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Septran DS 800mg/160mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.