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Secnil Forte Tablet 2's

Secnil Forte Tablet 2's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Abbott India Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Secnil Forte Tablet

Secnil Forte Tablet is used to treat various infections caused by bacteria and parasites (amoeba). It is prescribed for the treatment of diarrhoea caused by microorganisms Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia. Additionally, it also treats vaginal and other bacterial infections. A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our bodies. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. Parasite (amoeba) infection is an intestinal (bowel) illness caused by a parasite (amoeba) known as Entamoeba histolytica spread through human faeces (poop).

Secnil Forte Tablet enters the bacterial cell as a prodrug without an antimicrobial activity. Secnil Forte Tablet is converted to an active form by bacterial enzymes. Secnil Forte Tablet slows the growth or sometimes kills the harmful bacteria and parasites (amoeba) that cause infections by damaging their DNA. It is bactericidal and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Secnil Forte Tablet does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.

Take Secnil Forte Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take Secnil Forte Tablet as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical conditions. You may experience headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vaginal itching, and vaginal yeast infection. Most of these side effects of Secnil Forte Tablet do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Before taking Secnil Forte Tablet inform your doctor if you have an allergy to other antibiotics. Before using this Secnil Forte Tablet inform your doctor about your medical history. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor because it is not known whether Secnil Forte Tablet will harm an unborn baby. Immediately contact your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother; 

Uses of Secnil Forte Tablet

Treatment of Bacterial Infections, Diahorrea due to Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Vaginal bacterial infections.

Medicinal Benefits

Secnil Forte Tablet is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It kills the harmful bacteria and amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia), causing diarrhoea. It is also used to treat veginal infections in adult women. Secnil Forte Tablet enters the bacterial cell as a prodrug without an antimicrobial activity. Secnil Forte Tablet is converted to an active form by bacterial enzymes. Secnil Forte Tablet slows the growth or sometimes kills the harmful bacteria and parasites (amoeba) that cause infections by damaging their DNA. It is bactericidal and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Secnil Forte Tablet does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Granules: Check the label for directions before use. Mix the granules in water, mix well and drink immediately.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Secnil Forte Tablet

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal yeast infection

Drug Warnings

Before taking Secnil Forte Tablet inform your doctor if you have an allergy to other antibiotics. Before using this Secnil Forte Tablet inform your doctor about your medical history. If you are pregnant talk to your doctor because it is not known whether Secnil Forte Tablet will harm an unborn baby. Immediately contact your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother, you may stop this Secnil Forte Tablet for at least 4 days after your last dose. Immediately talk to your doctor if you have rashes and swelling occurs after taking this Secnil Forte Tablet. If you have blood disease or a history of blood disorders, and epilepsy then inform your doctor before taking this Secnil Forte Tablet. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Secnil Forte Tablet as it may cause side effects.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Secnil Forte Tablet have interactions with oral contraceptives (Ethinyl estradiol plus norethindrone), cholesterol-lowering pills (atorvastatin), a vaccine for tuberculosis (BCG), several antibiotics (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin), pain killer (diclofenac), other antibiotics (metronidazole, tinidazole).

Drug-Food Interaction: The consumption of alcoholic beverages should be avoided as it may lead to flushing, drowsiness, and dizziness.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Secnil Forte Tablet should not be given to people who have taken vaccines.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ATORVASTATIN
  • BACILLUS CALMETTE-GUERIN(BCG) VACCINE
  • AMOXICILLIN
  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • METRONIDAZOLE
  • TINIDAZOLE
  • ETHINYL ESTRADIOL+NORETHINDRONE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • If you have diarrhoea try to drink appropriate amounts of fluids to avoid dehydration. 

  • If you have minor diarrhoea (less than four stools daily) drinking caffeine-free soft drinks, juices or sport rehydration drinks can be sufficient. 

  • If the diarrhoea is more severe, specially formulated rehydration drinks should be taken.

Special Advise

Do not stop taking the tablets your infection may come back, inform to your doctor before you stop taking the tablets and follow their advice.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms, commonly spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. A few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. However, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can be more prone to bacterial infection.

Amoebic dysentery: It is an intestinal (bowel) illness caused by a parasite (amoeba) known as Entamoeba histolytica spread through human feces. Usually, there are no symptoms, but sometimes, it causes diarrhoea (loose stool/poop), nausea (a feeling of sickness in the stomach), and weight loss.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Drinking alcohol with Secnil Forte Tablet is to be strictly limited as it may lead to severe reactions.

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Pregnancy

Caution

It is not known whether Secnil Forte Tablet will harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

You should not breast-feed while using Secnil Forte Tablet and for at least 4 days after your last dose.

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Driving

Caution

You should not drive if you experience any discomfort after taking this Secnil Forte Tablet.

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Liver

Caution

Secnil Forte Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

Secnil Forte Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Children

Unsafe

Secnil Forte Tablet is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India
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FAQs

Secnil Forte Tablet is used in the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Diahorrea due to Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Vaginal bacterial infections.
No, this is an antibiotic medication. You need to complete the full course even if you start to feel better to prevent infection return.
No. Secnil Forte Tablet is an antibacterial medicine that acts only against bacterial infections and not viral infections like common cold and flu. You should not take Secnil Forte Tablet without prior consulting your doctor. Self-medication is dangerous and can lower the efficacy of Secnil Forte Tablet, leading to antibiotic resistance.
If you miss a dose of Secnil Forte Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one
Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Secnil Forte Tablet. Furthermore, you should avoid alcohol even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. Drinking alcohol can lead to an unpleasant reaction with symptoms like nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, headache, coloring, or redness of the face.
Secnil Forte Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration recommended by your doctor. Take it just as instructed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's directions carefully and inform your doctor if any of the side effects disturb you.

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