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Floxin is a brand name for the drug ofloxacin, which belongs to the class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones.
Floxin is used to treat bacterial infections, including ear infections, eye infections, respiratory infections, and urinary tract infections.
Floxin works by stopping the growth and spread of bacteria. Take Floxin as prescribed by a healthcare professional and complete the full course of treatment to ensure the infection is fully cleared.
Use and Dosage
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking ofloxacin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day (every 12 hours). The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking other products that may bind to it, decreasing its effectiveness. Ask your pharmacist about the other products you take. Some examples include quinapril, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron and zinc supplements), and products containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (such as antacids, didanosine solution, and calcium supplements).
For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.
Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Common Side Effects:
- Upset stomach
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Changes in the sense of taste
In most cases, the side effects brought about by Floxin are mild and will disappear on their own. If the adverse reactions worsen or do not get better, you should hold the medication for a while and consult your doctor or any healthcare professional.
Serious adverse effects, such as:
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Severe dizziness
- Hearing changes
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Signs of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (abdominal pain and cramping, persistent diarrhea, or mucus/blood in the stool)
- Signs of infection (fever, chills, or sore throat)
- Signs of kidney problems (changes in urinary output)
- Signs of liver problems (abdominal pain, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowish eyes and skin, or persistent vomiting)
- Signs of tear or break in the aorta (sudden pain in the chest, shortness of breath, or cough)
This is not a complete list of the side effects of Floxin.
Before taking ofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, and levofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (such as brain/head injury, brain tumours), nerve problems (such as peripheral neuropathy), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as depression), myasthenia gravis, joint/tendon problems (such as tendonitis, bursitis), blood vessel problems (such as aneurysm or blockage of the aorta or other blood vessels, hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, certain genetic conditions (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).
Ofloxacin may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, and fainting) that need medical attention right away.
The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using ofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death).
Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/”water pills”) or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using ofloxacin safely.
This medication may rarely cause serious changes in blood sugar, especially if you have diabetes. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Watch for symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Also watch for symptoms of low blood sugar such as sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you do not have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or by drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor right away about the reaction and the use of this product. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Your doctor may need to switch you to another antibiotic or adjust your diabetes medications if any reaction occurs.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you dizzier. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Form and Strengths
Floxin is available in the following form and strengths:
- Ofloxacin Tablet:
- 200 mg
- 400 mg
Is Floxin medication an antibiotic?
Yes, this is classified as a quinolone antibiotic.
Does Floxin cause stomach pain?
Yes, this medication may cause stomach upset or mild stomach pain.
How long should I take Floxin?
The length of treatment will depend on your medical condition.