This is a fluroquinolone antibiotic that is prescribed for treatment of gonococcal urethritis in men.
It is also prescribed in case of gram-negative bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal system and genitourinary tract.
Isofloxin, Pefloxacin, Lobocton, Pelox (100 ml), Proflox Drops, Aviflox
Pefloxacin is prescribed to treat:
Pefloxacin is used to treat microbial infections in animals.
Pefloxacin is to be taken by mouth with food.
The side effects of Pefloxacin include allergic reactions. It leads to swelling of the lips, mouth, face, tongue; hives; breathing difficulty.
Other side effects includes:
Do not take the medicine in case of hypersensitivity, pregnancy or when nursing a baby.
Children under 12 years of age are not given Pefloxacin
The effects on older people is similar to those given to young adults.
The drug belongs to Category Pregnancy N. Its effect on pregnancy are not known. Thus, one should avoid giving it to a pregnant mother or women who are planning for pregnancy.
The use of Pefloxacin in lactating women is contradicted. Thus, do not give the drug to a lactating mother.
Avoid giving the drug to patients with a history of brain or spinal cord disease. Avoid prescribing it to patients with kidney disease, liver impairment or epilepsy.
If you miss a dose, take it immediately when you remember about it. Do not take it, if it is time for a second dose. Never double dose on Pefloxacin.
If you overdose, call your physician immediately and seek medical help if you show adverse reactions.
What to discuss with the doctor/pharmacist
Pefloxacin may show drug reactions when taken with other drugs such as aminophylline, calcium complexes, iron complexes, magnesium complexes, oxtriphylline, theophylline, etc.
Thus, discuss with your doctor all the drugs you have been taking before you take Pefloxacin.
Pefloxacin is available in the form of tablets as well as an IV infusion.
Adults should be given tablets of 400 mg for 7 to 10 days along with food. In case of IV Influsion, adults are given 400 mg of Pefloxacin in 100 ml of 5% dextrose slow infusion over an hour.
Store the drug at room temperature. Keep away from heat and moisture.
Avoid the sun after taking the drug. It can lead to severe sunburns.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: June 08, 2015
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