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Pefloxacin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Pefloxacin

Generic Name : Pefloxacin
Latest prescription information about Pefloxacin. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pefloxacin

India : 


International : 

Abaktal, Isofloxin, Nobac, Noflexin, Oxaflox, Pefbid, Peflacine, Pefloksacyna, Peflon, Peflox, Pefloxacin Domesco, Pelox, Pelox-400, Unikpef, Bioflen, Dexaflox, Felox, Idrostamin, Apex Pefloxacin, La Read more..

Why is Pefloxacin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis in males and for gram-negative bacterial infections in gastrointestinal system and genitourinary tract. 

When should Pefloxacin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and lactation.

What is the dosage of Pefloxacin?

Oral: Adults - 400 mg bid 7 to 10 days taken along with food.
IV Infusion: Adults - 400mg in 100ml of 5% dextrose slow infusion over 1 hr bid.

How should Pefloxacin be taken?

It comes, as a tablet to take by mouth, should be taken with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pefloxacin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of brain or spinal cord disease, epilepsy, kidney or liver impairment.

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to severe sunburn.

It should not be used in children below 12 years.

What are the side effects of Pefloxacin?

  Allergic reactions: Hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
  Miscellaneous: Gastric pain, nausea, vomiting, photosensitivity, muscular pain and headache.

What are the other precautions for Pefloxacin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pefloxacin?

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

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