Floxin is an oral tablet made up of a quinolone antibiotic called ofloxacin. We carry this medication in the generic choice in 200mg, 300mg, and 400mg.
Floxin is used in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. Bacterial infections that can be treated by Floxin can be found in the skin, lungs, prostate, or the bladder and kidneys (urinary tract). Floxin can also be useful in the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease and chlamydia and/or gonorrhea.
This medication is effective in the treatment of certain bacterial infections as antibiotics are capable of fighting off the bacteria in your body that causes these infections to occur.
Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Floxin exactly how to take this medication. Follow his or her directions, they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget.
Floxin is most commonly taken every 12 hours with water and with or without food; consume a large amount of fluids while taking this medication.
Take this medication at the same time ever day to get the most benefit out of it and to ensure you create a routine and do not miss a dose.
Store at room temperature, protected from heat and moisture; ensure the lid is closed tightly when the product is not in use.
Some medical conditions as well as medications to treat those conditions shouldn’t be mixed with Floxin as they can cause unwanted adverse interactions and sometimes be fatal. Tell your doctor about all past medical conditions as well as all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over the counter, herbal supplements and vitamins, to determine if this medication is right for you.
This medication may cause serious side effects that include tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar. Speak with your doctor to find out what your risk is for developing these conditions while using this product.
This medication has not been approved for use in those who are under the age of 18 years old.
There have not been enough studies to establish whether or not using Floxin while pregnant will harm the unborn baby; avoid pregnancy while on this product unless your doctor believes the benefits of Floxin outweigh the risks on the baby. You should not breast feed while on this medication.
Common side effects of Floxin (ofloxacin) may include:nausea, constipation, diarrhea; dizziness; or headache.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Floxin (ofloxacin) may include:severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody; fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; muscle weakness, breathing problems; little or no urination; or a seizure (convulsions);
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
low blood sugar - headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, or feeling anxious or shaky;
nerve damage in your hands, arms, legs, or feet - numbness, weakness, tingling, burning pain;
serious mood or behavior changes - nervousness, confusion, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, memory problems, trouble concentrating, thoughts of suicide;
tendon rupture - sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, movement problems, or a snapping or popping sound in any of your joints (rest the joint until you receive medical care or instructions);
increased pressure inside the skull - severe headaches, ringing in your ears, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
liver problems - upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Will this medication impair my reactions?
Most – if not all – medications risk side effects and some of which cause temporary impairment (such as being dizzy and not being able to concentrate). You should avoid activities like driving that require your full attention until you know exactly how Floxin affects you.
What should I avoid while on this medication?
This product could cause you to become more sensitive to radiation (the sun); avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds; use sunscreen when you know you will be in the sun for longer periods of time and cannot wear clothing that covers all areas of the skin.
What if I miss a dose?
Floxin should be stored at room temperature. Protect Floxin from heat and moisture. For safety measures, keep out of reach of children and pets
What is the average dose for an adult with chronic bronchitis?
The average dose for an adult with chronic bronchitis would be 400mg every 12 hours for 10 days. You should be in taking 800mg of ofloxacin per day.