This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for various bacterial infections such as lower respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, and Chlamydia.
It kills sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins that the bacteria require to survive.
Take Lomefloxacin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - Take Lomefloxacin at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you dont, the infection will not clear completely. Lomefloxacin may be taken with or without food. You may take it after meals if it gives you stomach discomfort. Always take it with a full glass of water, unless your doctor has specifically told you not to do so.
Fatigue, back pain, uneasiness, weakness, face swelling, hot flashes, influenza-like symptoms, chills, allergic reaction and decreased heat tolerance. Headache, nausea, photo-sensitivity, dizziness, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, increased sweating, dry mouth, flushing and syncope.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
Do not take Lomefloxacin if you have a history of allergic reactions (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, nalidixic acid, norfloxacin or ofloxacin. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take Lomefloxacin if you are pregnant. Do not give Lomefloxacin to children or teenagers unless instructed by the doctor.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Do not take Lomefloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or ice-cream. Dairy products reduce the effectiveness of Lomefloxacin when taken at the same time. Take Lomefloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you have taken any dairy products. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. Avoid alcohol.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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