Floxin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections including sexually transmitted diseases (except syphilis), pelvic inflammatory disease, and infections of the urinary tract, prostate gland, and skin.
You may take Floxin with or without food. However, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water while taking Floxin. Use of mineral supplements should be avoided.
If you miss a dose of Floxin, then you may take the next dose immediately. But ensure that you space out your doses at least 5 to 6 hours apart.
Floxin must be stored at room temperature away from direct exposure to light.
Some of the symptoms of a Floxin overdose are Disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, hot and cold flashes and nausea
If you are pregnant, then you must consult your doctor before taking Floxin. It is known to cause light headedness and drowsing. So maintain caution before driving or undertaking any task that requires mental alertness.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation; anxiety; bizarre behavior; bloody stools; confusion; convulsions; dark urine; decreased urination; depression; diarrhea (severe or continuing); difficulty swallowing; excessive urination, thirst, or hunger; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fatigue; fever, chills, or unusual cough; hallucinations; hoarseness; joint or muscle pain or swelling; lightheadedness; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; nervousness; nightmares; pale stools; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures; shortness of breath; shock (pale skin); sleeplessness; severe or persistent stomach pain/cramps; suicidal thoughts; tendon pain, inflammation, or swelling; tightness of the throat; tingling; tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; urination problems; vaginal irritation or discharge; yellowing of skin or eyes.
If you have any questions about Floxin, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Floxin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
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