1 What is Cinobac?

Brand: Cinobac

Generic: Cinoxacin

Cinoxacin is a quinolone antibiotic used to prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract.

This drug requires a prescription.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to this medicine or any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.

This drug is not recommended in children up to 18 years of age due to bone development problems.

  • Studies regarding geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of cinoxacin in the elderly have not been demonstrated.
  • Adverse effects have been described in animal studies but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women or animals.
  • Studies still cannot determine the development of infant risk when taking this drug during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects. Inform your healthcare professional if are taking any other drugs such as Clozapine.

Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as brain and spinal cord disorders, convulsions, tendinitis, or kidney disease.

3 Proper Usage

This drug must be taken for the full time of treatment.

The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients.

The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed.

The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug. Use and dose in children must be determined by your doctor.

4 Precautions to Take

Consult with your healthcare professional if your infection does not improve or becomes worse within a few days.

This drug may cause dizziness or increased sensitivity to light.

Do not do anything possibly dangerous and wearing of protective clothing and avoiding too much exposure to the sun between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. is recommended. Using sun block of at least SPF 15 is also recommended.

Consult with your healthcare professional if you have any questions or if you have a severe reaction from the sun.

5 Potential Side Effects

Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur. Inform you healthcare provider is you experience unusual symptoms.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional.

Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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