Balofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections. It also helps in curing infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). This drug should be administered orally.
The dosage for the patients suffering from chronic prostatitis should be about 200 mg daily. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult the doctor before consuming this drug.
People who are suffering from kidney failure or are hypersensitive to the group of quinolones should not use this drug. The side effects of this drug include allergic reaction, stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, altered liver function test, etc. You are strictly advised to not to combine this drug with other minerals or vitamins and products that contain aluminum or magnesium.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7 to 8 hours.
What is the onset of action?The onset of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Balofloxacin as ingredient
This medication belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
Dairy productsThe desired effect of Balofloxacin is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking this drug and dairy products.
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