This medication is a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for urinary tract infections and eye infections. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Adult- PO- The recommended dosage is one 400-mg tablet once daily for the duration given above.
Ophthalmic- As 0.3% solution: Instill 1-2 drops 4 times/day for upto 7 days. May increase to 2 hourly for the 1st day in more severe infections.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach infection, nerve problems, myasthenia gravis, brain tumor or injury, Alzheimer disease, seizures, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6PD) deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or tiredness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.
• Most Common :
Nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, gas and heartburn.
• Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, indigestion/heartburn, flatulence and vomiting.
♦• Miscellaneous : Itching, rash, drowsiness, back pain and fever, DRESS syndrome.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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