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Fluoroquinolones Adult, Children

Fluoroquinolone​s - Dosage and How to Use

How should Fluoroquinolone​s be used?

​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.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​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.​

What should I do if I overdose?

Fluoroquinolone​s - Additional Information

​Click here for more information on Fluoroquinolones used as Antibiotics. 

  • Tags: Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin
  • Updated on 1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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