Active Ingredient: Active component of this medication is an Ofloxacin. This active component is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotic. This drug acts by binding to and inhibiting bacterial topoisomerase II as well as topoisomerase IV. These enzymes involved in DNA replication and repair leads to cell death in sensitive bacterial species. It is an oxazinoquinolone carrying carboxy, fluoro, methyl and 4-methylpiperazino substituents. This antibacterial agent inhibits the supercoiling activity of bacterial DNA gyrase, halting DNA replication. It plays the role of a DNA synthesis inhibitor, an anti-infective agent and an antibacterial drug.
Indications: This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Floxin is indicated to treat bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, prostate, or urinary tract. This medication is also approved for the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease and chlamydia and/or gonorrhea. This antibiotic drug can cause serious or disabling side effects that may not be reversible. It should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.
Action Mechanism: Given medication belongs to a group of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. This drug works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Floxin antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It is not recommended to treat viral infections like common cold and influenza.
Dosages: This quinolone antibiotic is available for oral administration in dosages as given below:
- 200 mg: This drug is advisable to take with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually twice a day or every 12 hours
- 400 mg: It is to be administered twice a day with or without food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: This drug can cause serious side effects, like tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.
What is Floxin?
Floxin (ofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.
What is Floxin used for?
Floxin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, prostate, or urinary tract (bladder and kidneys). Floxin is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and chlamydia and/or gonorrhea.
Is consumption of Floxin safe?
Floxin antibiotics can cause serious or disabling side effects that may not be reversible. Floxin should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.
How to consume Floxin?
Floxin is usually taken every 12 hours. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
What should be avoided while taking Floxin?
Floxin can make sunburn easily. Avoid sunlight or tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.