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 up to 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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