Antibiotic Neggram (nalidixic acid)
It is an antibacterial medicine which works by killing the sensitive bacteria. It stops the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to grow and survive.
Composition of Neggram:
It is a quinolone antibacterial agent which is used for oral administration. It is a pale yellow, crystalline substance and a very weak organic acid. This medicine contains the following inactive ingredients FD&C Red, Carbomere,Flavor, Purified Water, Parabens, Saccharin Sodium, Sorbitol Solution and Sodium Chloride.
Uses of Neggram:
This medicine is used to treat urinary tract infection.
Side- Effects of Neggram:
Neggram is known to cause side effects in some patients. Most of the patients may report minor or no side effects of this medicine. Some of the common side effects are listed below:-
- Sensitivity to light
- Unable to focus
- Double vision
- Decreased visual acuity
- Cranial nerve palsy
- Abdominal pain
- Joint swelling
- Anaphylactic shock
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Erythema Multiforme
Apart from these, there are some rare occurrence of certain side effects such as Cholestasis, thrombocytopenia, seizures, fever, leukopenia and peripheral neuropathy. Allergic reactions or rash was the most commonly reported side effect of this medicine.
Contraindications of Neggram:
As this medicine is known to cause multiple side effects, hence it is important that you let your doctor know beforehand if you have any allergies to this medicine or to any inactive ingredient of this medicine or any other type of allergies. Also, share your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have liver disease, kidney problems, nervous system disorders, blood vessel disorder or if you are prone to seizures. This medicine should be used with carefulnessin patients with severe renal failure. You should avoid excessive sunlight or prolonged exposure to sunlight. In case of phototoxicity, discontinue the medicine and consult your doctor. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, please do not use this medicine. It is always advisable to inform the doctor if you are using any other prescription, non-prescription medicine, dietary supplements or herbal medicines. People with a family history of heartbeat problems should also avoid using this medicine. This medicine can interact with other medicines and hence can reduce their effects or may cause severe side effects in a patient. The safety and effectiveness of this medicine in infants below the age of three have not been proven yet. Also, for patients below the age of 18 the medicine should only be prescribed if the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. This medicine has shown no adverse effects in elderly people, however, caution should be observed as elder people may have reduced renal function and are more likely to be affected by impaired renal function.
Pregnancy and Neggram:
If you are pregnant or plan to have a child, please consult your doctor before using this medicine. It can be found in the breast milk and should be avoided.