Floxin

1 What is Floxin?

Brand: Floxin

Generic: Ofloxacin

Floxin is a drug used in the treatment of mild to moderate infections such as chronic bronchitis infections, community-acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhea, nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uncomplicated cystitis, complicated urinary tract infections and prostatitis.

This drug is available as a tablet containing 200 mg, 300 mg or 400 mg tablets.

Instructions

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

Floxin may interact with medications such as:

  • Strontium ranelate
  • Dofetilide
  • Pimozide
  • Procainamide
  • Amiodarone
  • Quinidine
  • Sotalol
  • Macrolide antibiotics such as:
    • Erythromycin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Duloxetine
  • Drugs to treat diabetes such as:
    • Glyburide
    • or Insulin
  • Live bacterial vaccines
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as:
  • Probenecid
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin
  • Isoniazid
  • Phenothiazines such as:
    • Thioridazine
  • Theophylline
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as:

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to ofloxacinor to other quinolone antibiotics such as:
    • Ciprofloxacin
    • or Levofloxacin
  • Seizure disorder
  • Conditions that increase your risk of seizures such as:
    • Brain/Head injury
    • or Brain tumors
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Joint or tendon problems
  • Certain heart problems
  • Family history of certain heart problems
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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