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What is sparfloxacin?

Sparfloxacin has been withdrawn from the U.S. market.

Sparfloxacin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. It fights bacteria in the body.

Sparfloxacin is used to treat various types of bacterial infections.

Sparfloxacin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide

Side effects

  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Abdominal pain

Interaction with Alcohol

Description - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

How should I take sparfloxacin?

Take sparfloxacin exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day to prevent the formation of sparfloxacin crystals in your urine.


Consult your pharmacist or physician.

How to use Sparfloxacin Tablet

Consult your pharmacist or physician.

General Instructions

Take Sparfloxacin with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of course.

Warnings for special population

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding - Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and diaper rash is necessary