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Floxin-Ofloxacin 400-Zo 400mg


Ofloxacin 400-Zo 400mg

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Floxin 400mg is an antibacterial drug which comes under the class of fluoroquinolones antibiotics. Generic Floxin is mainly used in the treatment of several bacterial infections which include lungs, skin, prostate, bladder and kidney infections. Floxin is more effective when taken at evenly space interval.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
30 Tab Floxin-Ofloxacin 400-Zo 400mg $13.20 $0.44
60 Tab Floxin-Ofloxacin 400-Zo 400mg $23.92 $0.40
90 Tab Floxin-Ofloxacin 400-Zo 400mg $34.88 $0.39

Floxin is a quinolone antibiotic and it kills the bacteria by inhibiting the cell division of bacteria by blocking DNA gyrase which is an enzyme necessary to separate the duplicated DNA. Floxin is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is effective on both gram positive and negative bacteria.

Indication

Floxin is indicated for treating wide range of bacterial infections like bronchitis, skin infections, acute gonorrhea, mixed infections of cervix and urethra, pneumonia, prostatitis, acute cystitis, urinary tract infections and other infections.

Contraindication

Floxin is contraindicated in patients with conditions:

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Heart transplantation
  • Epileptic seizure
  • Pain, tickling or numbness of hand or feets.
  • Retinal detachment of eye
  • Myasthenia gravis (muscle weakening)
  • Clostridium Difficile bacteria related colitis
  • Lower blood potassium level
  • Severe liver disease
  • Severe kidney impairment
  • Allergic to quinolones

Drug interaction

  • Avoid use of Floxin together with antacids, multivitamins and sucralfate as the latter reduces the efficiency of the drug.
  • Concomitant administration of Floxin with cimetidine is not recommended as it makes the drug less effective.
  • Do not take NSAIDS with Floxin as it may increase the risk of convulsive seizures and CNS stimulation.

Storage condition of Floxin 400mg

  • Store this drug at room temperature in a tightly closed container
  • Keep it out of reach of children.

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Doses of Floxin 400mg

For adults

400 mg twice a day for 10 days for:

  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Uncomplicated skin infection

400 mg twice a day for 10-14 days for:

  • gonorrhea

300 mg twice a day for 7 days for:

  • Urethritis
  • Cervicitis

200 mg twice a day for 10 days indicated for:

  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infection

300 mg twice a day for 6 weeks indicated for

  • Prostatitis

Missed dose

In case if you missed your dose, take that dose as soon as you remember. Skip that missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Do not double your doses in any case as it may lead to serious side effects of the drug.

Overdose

Dizziness is the most prominent symptoms in case of overdose, which persists for a moderate period of time. Other than that, some minor symptoms are chills, nausea, disorientation, speech discomfort and numbness, these symptoms subsides after discontinuation of drug within an hour.

Side effects of Floxin 400mg

Some common side effects appeared during the use of Floxin are stomach upset, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, tendinitis, sleep problem, itching, headache, consult your doctor if these symptoms persist for longer time. Peripheral neuropathy rarely occurs in patients using Floxin.

Discontinue the use of Floxin if the following symptoms persist:

  • Numbness/tickling/burning/weakness/pain in your legs, feet, hands or arms.

Precautions while taking Floxin 400mg

  • Do not take Floxin if you are allergic to quinolone antibiotics.
  • Floxin may cause dizziness so avoid driving and alertness required activities.
  • Floxin may make your skin sun sensitive, so avoid using prolonged sun exposures and tanning booths.
  • Avoid using Floxin in case of pregnancy and feeding mothers as this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Do not use this drug without prescription as it may lead to antibiotic resistance.