This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis, sinusitis, skin and skin structure infections, cystitis. It kills the bacteria that cause infection.
IV/PO- The recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 once a day for 3 to 10 days.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food. It also comes as a solution for eye drops to instill over the affected eyes.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, low potassium level in blood, brain disorders, diabetes, mineral imbalance, epilepsy, musculoskeletal problems, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Nausea, vaginal inflammation, diarrhea, headache and dizziness.
Body as a Whole: Allergic reactions, weakness, back pain, chest pain, chills, facial swelling and fever.
Heart: High blood pressure and palpitations.
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, inflammation of stomach/tongue/mouth, mouth ulcer, oral infection and vomiting.
Metabolic: Increased sugar level in blood, swelling in the extremities and increased thirst.
Musculoskeletal: Joint pain and leg cramps.
Central Nervous System: Abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, confusion, sleeplessness, nervousness, tingling, drowsiness, tremor, dilatation of blood vessels and fainting.
Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing and inflammation of pharynx.
Skin: Dry skin, itching, rash and sweating.
Eye and ENT: Abnormal vision, taste perversion and ringing in the ear.
Genitourinary: Painful urination.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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