Floxin Product Description
Floxin is a synthetic antibacterial agent from the class of quinolone antimicrobial agent. The antibiotic has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial action and is effective against aerobic gram-positive and aerobic gram-negative microorganisms, as well as anaerobic and other microorganisms.
Floxin inhibits the action of the bacterial enzyme DNA gyrase, which leads to inhibition of cell division at the level of their DNA and further death. The antibiotic is prescribed to adolescents of 18 years and older and adults for the treatment of:
- urinary tract infections (cystitis, urethritis)
- pelvic inflammatory disorders (prostatitis, cervicitis)
- uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections (abscesses, furuncles)
- lower respiratory tract infection (chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia)
Due to its high bactericidal activity, Floxin is indicated for the treatment of infections, caused by the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae (uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhea).
For the treatment of bacterial infections, the dose of the antibiotic Floxin is selected depending on the type of bacteria and disease severity. The recommended dose of the antibiotic in adults with normal renal function is 200 to 400 mg Floxin every twelve hours (400-800 mg of antibiotic per day).
If you forget to take a Floxin dose, and the time for taking next dose comes soon, skip the forgotten dose of the antibacterial agent, you should not take two Floxin tablets at the same time. You can take the missed dose as soon as you can, only if there is much time left till the next dose of the antibacterial drug.
Floxin is well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. The antibiotic absorption is approximately 98%. The maximum concentration of the antibiotic in plasma is achieved within 1-2 hours after oral administration.
To reduce the development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and for a maximum antibacterial effect, treatment with Floxin should begin after the diagnosis confirmation with strict adherence to the recommended dosing regimen.
Floxin can be taken on an empty stomach, and during the meal. However, the patients, who have upset stomach after taking the antibiotic on an empty stomach, are recommended to take the drug during meals.
It is recommended to store Floxin at room temperature not above 30°C. The antibacterial agent must be protected from excessive heat and light - keep Floxin tablets in an original container.
Floxin Safety Information
As shown by clinical studies, Floxin increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture cases in patients of all age groups. Risk factors include advanced age of the patient, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and organ transplantation. To reduce the risk of damage to the ligaments and tendons, patients should avoid the movements, associated with the work of the damaged tendons, and seek medical advice.
When prescribing the quinolone antibiotic for patients with diseases of the nervous system, the account should be taken of the fact that Floxin may cause hyperstimulation of the nervous system and lead to depression, tremor, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety and seizures.
Material on bacterial infections, provided in this review on Floxin tablets, can be used solely as introductory information, and should not take the place of care, observations and advice of your primary health care specialist. The online pharmacy is not liable for any consequences, loss and complications, obtained at using the information on the antibacterial agent, provided in the review on Floxin.
Floxin Side Effects
The undesirable effects, caused by Floxin, may be aggravated by alcohol. Less than 5% of patients are reported to discontinue Floxin in high doses because of the manifested adverse effects, such as rash and dysgeusia. The most common undesirable effects during therapy with Floxin are dizziness, phlebitis, somnolence, reddening, impairment of skills, visual disturbances and pain. Sometimes the patients, taking Floxin, complain of headache, diarrhea, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, and vaginitis. Floxin may cause external genital pruritus in women.