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Sparfloxacin, Zagam


Sparfloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.


antibiotic, fluoroquinolone


bacterial infections

Side Effects

abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, nausea, photosensitivity.,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Fennel may reduce levels of ciprofloxacin, possibly impairing its effectiveness.

St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong quai increase sensitivity to sunlight, adding to the side effect oc fluoroquinolones.

Calcium may interfere with absorption. Take at a different time of day.

Iron may interfere with absorption. Take at a different time of day.

Zinc may interfere with absorption. Take at a different time of day.

Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.




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