Maxaquin is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is based on the ingredient called Lomefloxacin hydrochloride which is used to treat bacterial infections including bronchitis and urinary tract infections. It is also used to prevent urinary tract infections prior to surgery. Lomefloxacin is associated with phototoxicity and central nervous system adverse effects. It inhibits bacteria by interfering with their ability to produce DNA.
Take this medication exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. Determine a proper dosage that best suits your condition. You must carefully follow all directions given to you. Avoid exceeding your dose or taking the medication longer than it was advised by your doctor. Swallow this medication with a full glass of water. It may be taken concurrently with food.
Consult your health care practitioner if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or breastfeeding. This drug may excrete into breast milk. Discuss potential risks and benefits with your doctor. It may provoke dizziness or fainting. Be careful if you are supposed to drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and attentive. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may result in aggravation of the symptoms. This medicine increases sensitivity to the sun. To reduce the risk of sensitivity to the sun, take Maxaquin at least 12 hours before exposure to the sun. Follow all instructions about the type and amount of liquids, meals, food supplements and other medications you are allowed to take simultaneously with this product.
Maxaquin is contraindicated in patients showing hypersensitivity to any component of the medicine and other Fluoroquinolones.
Possible side effect
Generally fluoroquinolones are well tolerated. The most common and mild side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. More serious side effects that are less common may involve acute migraines, dizziness, phototoxicity, convulsions, allergic reactions such as hives, urticaria, itching, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, tongue or lips or narrowing of the throat, chest pain, hallucinations, mental confusion, joint or muscle pain, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin), a feeling of unusual tiredness, central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, cardiotoxicity, arthropathy, and tendon toxicity, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet, bloody stools, burning sensations, blisters. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not known yet. In case you have experienced any side effect not listed above, immediately notify your doctor or local poison centre.
This medicine can interact with a class of antidopaminergic drugs used as antipsychotics such as Droperidol (Droleptan, Dridol, Inapsine, Xomolix, Innovar, combination with fentanyl). Maxaquin can also decrease the effectiveness of typhoid live vaccine. In case you are treated with antacids that contain aluminum, calcium, or magnesium; didanosine; iron salts or zinc salts there should be an interval of 2 hours before you take Maxaquin or it should pass 4 hours and then you may apply Maxaquin.
In case you have missed to take a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. If you are already supposed to take the next dose, do not take the dose you forgot and keep your ordinary dosing schedule. Do not take two dosages right away.
If you suspect you have used too much of this medication, seek emergency medical attention right away. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention.
This medication is stored in a cool dry place at temperature between 15-25 C (59-77 F), away from sources of sunlight, heat and moisture. Do not store this drug in the bathroom. Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets.
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