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    What is Penetrex?

    Penetrex Tablet is used for Urethral or cervical gonorrhea, Urinary tract infections and other conditions. Penetrex Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Penetrex Tablet contains Enoxacin as an active ingredient.
    Penetrex Tablet works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
    Sanofi Aventis Us manufactures Penetrex Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Penetrex Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Penetrex Tablet Uses

    Penetrex Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Penetrex Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Penetrex Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Penetrex Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Penetrex Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Penetrex Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Penetrex Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2, 3, 4
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Penetrex Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Penetrex Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Penetrex Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Penetrex Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Learn more: Interactions

    Penetrex Tablet - Contraindications

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Where to Buy Penetrex Tablet

    Click here to find nearby pharmacies/medical stores where you can buy Penetrex Tablet.

    Penetrex Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Penetrex Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Is Penetrex Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    • Can Penetrex Tablet be used for urethral or cervical gonorrhea and urinary tract infections?
      Yes, urethral or cervical gonorrhea and urinary tract infections are among the most common reported uses for Penetrex Tablet. Please do not use Penetrex Tablet for urethral or cervical gonorrhea and urinary tract infections without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Penetrex Tablet.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Penetrex Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Penetrex Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Penetrex Tablet

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 16, 17, 18, 19

    Overdosage of Penetrex Tablet

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Penetrex Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 20, 21, 22

    Storage of Penetrex Tablet

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Penetrex Tablet.
    References: 23, 24, 25, 26

    Expired Penetrex Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Penetrex Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 27, 28

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Penetrex Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Penetrex Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Penetrex Tablet - Packages: 400MG, 200MG

    Penetrex Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Penetrex Tablet - Demographic Information


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