Novidat is one of the most widely prescribed Ciprofloxacin brand in many countries across the globe. Generally it is considered to be a safer and effective antibiotic. However, like any other drug it may cause some adverse events. In this article you will read detailed information about the Novidat Side Effects.
Novidat Side Effects on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
- Digestive disorders
- Abdominal pain
The doctor should be advised of any severe, persistent diarrhea occurring during or after treatment, since these symptoms could conceal a serious intestinal disorder “pseudomembranous colitis” requiring urgent treatment. In such cases, Novidat should be discontinued and replaced by another appropriate drug (e.g. Vancomycin).
Novidat Side Effects on the Nervous System
- Peripheral Paralgesia
- Unsteady Gait
- anxiety states, nightmares, confusion, depression, hallucination, impaired taste and smell and visual disturbances (e.g. double vision, color vision)
In some instances, these reactions occurred after the first administration of Novidat. In these cases Novidat has to be discontinued and the doctor should be informed immediately.
Novidat – Hypersensitivity Reactions
In some patients, treatment with Novidat may also cause some hypersensitivity reactions including; Skin reactions e.g. rashes, pruritis, drug fever. Anaphylactic reactions (e.g. facial, vascular and laryngeal edema; dyspnea progressing to life threatening shock), in these cases Novidat has to be discontinued, medical treatment (e.g. treatment for shock) is required. Punctate skin hemorrhages (petechia), blister formation with accompanying hemorrhages (hemorrhagic bullae) and small nodules (papules) with crust formation showing vascular involvement (vasculitis), Stevens Johnson syndrome, interstitial nephiritis, hepatitis and very rarely major liver disorders including hepatic necrosis.
Novidat Effects on the Cardiovascular System
- Hot flushes
Side Effects Of Novidat On Blood And Blood Constituents
- Thrombocytosis and altered prothrombin levels.
Other Rare Side Effects
- Joint pains
- General feeling of weakness
- Muscular pains
- Mild photosensitivity
- Transient impairment in kidney function, including transient kidney failure
- Transitory impairment of hearing, especially at high frequencies.
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