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Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10's

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Maxaquin tablet contains Lomefloxacin | belongs to Quinolone

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How it works

Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s results from interference with the activity of the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV, which are needed for the transcription and replication of bacterial DNA. DNA gyrase appears to be the primary quinolone target for gram-negative bacteria

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Dark urine

Uses of Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes caused by Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis.

  • Cystitis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, Klebsiella pneumoniae, etc.

  • Urinary tract infections

    This medicine is used in the treatment of infections of the urinary tract caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp, etc.

  • Infection prophylaxis

    This medicine is used in the pre-operative period to prevent infections associated with surgeries including transrectal and transurethral procedures.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s , any other fluoroquinolones, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Driving or operating machinery

    Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

  • Drug-resistance

    Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug-resistant.

  • Epilepsy

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacements with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Kidney impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Tendinitis and tendon rupture

    Use of this medicine will increase the risk of developing tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after the treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Other medicines

    This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

  • QT prolongation

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases or electrolyte disturbances and elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Photosensitivity

    This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Probenecid
  • Cimetidine
  • Warfarin
Disease interactions
  • This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s?

Headache, dizziness, photosensitivity, nausea.

What happens if I miss a dose of Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s?

Lower Respiratory Infection: Adults: gt;18 yr: 400 mg once daily x 10 days.
Urinary Tract Infection: Adults: gt;18 yr: Complicated UTI: 400 mg once daily for 14 days. Uncomplicated Cystitis: 400 mg once daily for 3 days (E. coli) or 10 days (K. pneumoniae, P. mirabilis, or S. saprophyticus).
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Maxaquin tablet 200 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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