Fluoroquinolones belong to a class of antibiotic, and is used to treat infections.
Common side effects include:
There are some potentially serious, but less common side effects that may be experienced. Seek medical advice immediately, even though you are no longer taking the drug if the side effects below occur.
Stop the medication immediately if you experience any severe allergic reactions like skin rash, swelling of the eyes and lips or difficulty breathing.
Inform your health care professional if you have history of epilepsy or conditions that predispose to seizures or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency before starting the medication.
Fluoroquinolones are prescribed by the doctor to treat infections. They are usually taken either once or twice a day.
Fluoroquinolones can be taken with or without food. Fluoroquinolones should be spaced at least 2 hours apart from antacids, calcium and iron-containing medications or food to avoid impairing the absorption of the medication.
If you miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the next timing that you are supposed to take your next dose, skip the previous dose and take the next dose at your usual timing. Do not take double the dose.
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