Drug Class: What is Floxin and why is it prescribed?
Floxin Mechanism: How does Floxin work?
Floxin Dosage: How should you take Floxin
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Floxin
Special information on Floxin
Floxin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Floxin and why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Floxin belongs to a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics called the quinolones. Generic Floxin kills certain bacteria or stops their growth.
Generic Floxin tablets have been used effectively to treat lower respiratory tract infections, including chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, sexually transmitted diseases (except syphilis), pelvic inflammatory disease, and infections of the urinary tract, prostate gland, and skin.
|Floxin Mechanism: How does Floxin work?|
|Generic Floxin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Generic Floxin works by entering the bacterial cell and inhibiting a chemical called DNA-gyrase, which is involved in the production of genetic material (DNA). This therefore prevents the bacteria from reproducing and their growth is stopped.
Generic Floxin is effective against several types of bacteria that tend to be resistant to other commonly used antibiotics. Generic Floxin is used to treat a wide range of infections, including infections of the chest, urinary tract. Generic Floxin is also used as a single dose treatment for gonorrhoea.
|Floxin Dosage: How should you take Floxin|
|Generic Floxin tablets may be taken with or without food.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking Generic Floxin tablets.
Do not take mineral supplements, vitamins with iron or minerals, Videx (didanosine) chewable tablets and pediatric powder, or antacids containing calcium, aluminum, or magnesium within 2 hours of taking Generic Floxin tablets.
Mild to Moderate Skin Infections
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
If you miss a Generic Floxin dose
Generic Floxin Overdose
Symptoms of Generic Floxin overdose include
Generic Floxin Storage instructions
Generic Floxin Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Floxin|
Generic Floxin interacts with the following drugs:
When used with Generic Floxin the following medications increase the risk of convulsions.
Theophylline also increases the risk of convulsions when taken in combination with Generic Floxin.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Generic Floxin works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
|Special information on Floxin|
|Most Important Fact about Generic Floxin
Stop taking Generic Floxin and notify your doctor immediately at the first sign of a skin rash or any other allergic reaction.
Generic Floxin precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Special warnings about Generic Floxin
Convulsions, increased pressure in the head, psychosis, tremors, restlessness, light-headedness, nervousness, confusion, depression, nightmares, insomnia, and hallucinations have occasionally been reported with this type of antibiotic. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Generic Floxin and contact your doctor immediately.
Like all antibiotics, Generic Floxin has been known to cause serious inflammation of the bowels. Notify your doctor if you develop diarrhea during or after a course of therapy with this drug.
Generic Floxin can cause a rupture in the muscle tendons in your hand, shoulder, or heel. If you notice any pain and inflammation in a tendon, rest and avoid exercise until you have seen your doctor.
If you are prone to seizures due to kidney disease, a brain disorder, or epilepsy, make sure your doctor knows about it. Generic Floxin tablets should be used with caution under these conditions.
If you have liver or kidney disease, your doctor will watch you closely while you are taking Generic Floxin tablets.
Generic Floxin tablets may make you feel dizzy or light-headed. Be careful driving, operating machinery, or doing any activity that requires full mental alertness until you know how you react to Generic Floxin.
Generic Floxin tablets have not been tested in children under 18.
Why Generic Floxin should not be prescribed?
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Generic Floxin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
|Floxin side effects|
More common side effects of Generic Floxin may include:
Less common side effects of Generic Floxin may include:
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