Latest prescription information about Balofloxacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.