This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, skin and skin structure infections, and others. It fights bacteria in the body.
Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 200 to 800 mg per day in divided doses.
Eye drops- Instill 1-2 drops into affected eye(s) every 4 hours.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
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 joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis, heart, kidney, or lung transplant; Alzheimer disease, seizures, stroke, central nervous system disorder, heart, liver, or kidney disease, decrease in blood minerals, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or light-headedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Most Common :
Nausea, headache, sleeplessness, genital itching in women, dizziness, vaginal inflammation, diarrhea and vomiting.
Body as a whole : Weakness, chills, uneasiness, extremity pain and nosebleed.
Heart : Heart arrest, fluid retention, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, palpitations and dilatation of blood vessels.
Gastrointestinal : Indigestion.
Genitourinary : Burning, irritation, pain and rash of the female genitalia, painful menstrual period, irregular periods, painful urination, urinary frequency and urinary retention.
Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain.
Central Nervous System : Seizures, anxiety, cognitive change, depression, dream abnormality, emotion, hallucinations, tingling, fainting, unsteadiness, tremor and confusion.
Metabolic : Increased thirst and weight loss.
Respiratory : Respiratory arrest, cough and runny nose.
Skin : Shock, increased sweating and hives.
Eye and ENT : Hearing loss, ringing in the ear, and sensitivity to light.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).
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