Floxin belongs to the group of anti-microbial medications called the fluoroquinolones which are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. Due to their principally different mechanism of action they are active against great range of resistant microorganisms including polyresistant ones. They prevent unwinding and duplicating of bacterial DNA. Floxin is used to treat patients with infections of respiratory system (ears, throat, nose), skin, soft tissues, osteomyelitis, infectious diseases of abdomen, kidney, urinary tract, prostatitis, in gynecology, gonorrhea.
Dosage and directions
Do not take Floxin with food. Dosage should be corrected for patients with severely abnormal liver or kidney function. Avoid taking of Floxin with antacids, minerals, and vitamins with iron which block the absorption of Floxin.
Avoid exposure of your body to sunlight during treatment with this drug.
Hypersensitivity to quinolones, epilepsy, pregnancy, breastfeeding women, children and teenagers younger than 15 y.o.
Possible side effect
The most frequent side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, headache, dizziness, itching, and vaginitis in women. Rare allergic reactions may also occur (hives and anaphylaxis). Symptoms of nervous system stimulation, such as anxiety, euphoria, and hallucinations are rather rare.
Floxin is able to interact with caffeine, cyclosporine, theophylline (asthma), warfarin (anticoagulant), medications used to treat diabetes.
If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it almost time of your next dose just skip it and return to your regular schedule. Never double dose this medication.
In case of serious and persistent drowsiness, nausea, hot or cold feeling, confusion, and slurred speech consult your doctor about medical attention.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.