Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Floxin
Generic Name: ofloxacin (Pronunciation: oh FLOX a sin)
What is ofloxacin (Floxin)?
Ofloxacin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Floxin 200 mg
elliptical, yellow, imprinted with FLOXIN 200
Floxin 300 mg
elliptical, white, imprinted with FLOXIN 300
Floxin 400 mg
elliptical, yellow, imprinted with FLOXIN 400
Ofloxacin 200 mg-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 7180, 93
Ofloxacin 300 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 7181, 93
Ofloxacin 400 mg-TEV
oval, gold, imprinted with 7182, 93
What are the possible side effects of ofloxacin (Floxin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using ofloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin (Floxin)?
You should not use this medication if you have a history of myasthenia gravis, or if you are allergic to ofloxacin or similar antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and others.
Before taking ofloxacin, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, joint problems, myasthenia gravis, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia), or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.
Avoid taking antacids, vitamin or mineral supplements, sucralfate (Carafate), or didanosine (Videx) powder or chewable tablets within 2 hours before or after you take ofloxacin. These other medicines can make ofloxacin much less effective when taken at the same time.
Ofloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. These effects may be more likely to occur if you are over 60, if you take steroid medication, or if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant. Stop taking ofloxacin and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints. Rest the joint until you receive medical care or instructions.
Do not share this medication with another person (especially a child), even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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