Why it is prescribed :
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 (Indications):
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.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.