Generic Name : Balofloxacin Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y41.8
India- Balofox, Balox, Balorain, Baloxin, Bazucin, B Cin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a quinolone antibiotic, prescribed for infective ophthalmitis and sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, acute exacerbation, community-acquired pneumonia, skin infections. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to the drug, pregnant women and nursing mother, children and infants.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : PO- The recommended dose is 100mg twice daily. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nervousness, agitation, sleeplessness, anxiety, abnormal dreams, slow heart beat, heart attack, who are taking other medications and in elderly. Side Effects :
GI disturbances, peripheral neuropathy, sensitivity to light, dizziness, fever, abdominal pain, headache, epilepsy and super added fungal infection, irritation when applied locally.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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