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Lomefloxacin

Lomefloxacin is an effective antibiotic medicine used for the treatment of bacterial infection. It stops the multiplication of bacteria and also prevents the reproduction of their genetic material which is known as DNA.
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What is Lomefloxacin Indication/used for?

Lomefloxacin medicine is very effective in treating different bacterial infections like urinary tract infections as well as bronchitis.  

It is an effective antibiotic medication which belongs to the class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones which work by fighting with bacteria present in your body.  

Lomefloxacin generic drug is available in the brand name of Maxaquin.  

The metabolism of 8-chlorotheophylline might be decreased when it is combined with this medication. 

It is a second-generation difluorinated broad-spectrum quinolone antibiotic. Therefore, you can easily find this medicine on different online pharmacy at a very reasonable cost.  

What is Lomefloxacin dosage? 

Before you start taking this medicine, make sure that you carefully read the patient leaflet which is provided with the medicine.  

You should always take Lomefloxacin hydrochloride exactly in the same manner as recommended by your doctor. If you are not able to understand the instructions then it is better to ask your doctor or pharmacist once.  

Take this medicine with a glass full of water. It is also necessary for you to drink extra glasses of fluid every day when you are on this medication as it will help in avoiding Lomefloxacin crystals to form in your urine.  

You can take this medicine with or without the food as recommended by your doctor. 

It is mainly taken once a day. Intake of this drug at the time of evening often helps in reducing the chances of enhanced skin sensitivity to sunlight.  

In order to get the full benefit, it is very important for you to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.  

After you have taken a dose of this drug for at least 2 hours before and 2 hours after, you should strictly not take antacids that are known for containing magnesium or aluminium ( such as Rolaids or Tums), vitamin or mineral supplement which contain iron or zinc as well as the ulcer medicine sucralfate.  

Intake of antacids, vitamin or mineral supplements, or sucralfate too close to a dose of this medication can completely decrease the effects of this antibiotic.  

It is very important for you to take this medicine even if you see that your symptoms improve after a few days or you start feeling better.  

Your symptoms might improve before the infection is completely treated. The dose of this medicine is completely based upon your medical condition as well as response to the treatment.  

You should never take this medicine in a smaller or larger amount or for a longer time than recommended by your doctor.  

Therefore, it is important for you to store this medicine at room temperature right away from heat and moisture.  

What if you miss the dose? 

If you have missed the dose of this drug then you should take it 2 hours late.  

When you see that more than 2 hours have been passed since you missed the dose then you should skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose.  

Just to cover up the missed dose, you should never take extra medicine as it might cause serious side effects.  

What you should avoid while taking this medicine? 

There are chances that this medicine might make your skin more sensitive to light and also result in serious sunburn.  

So it is always recommended to avoid the exposure to direct and indirect sunlight at the time of medication and even if the treatment ends.  

In case, you suffer from blistering, burning, swelling, redness or itching then contact your doctor immediately. 

Since this drug is known to make you feel dizzy and drowsy so avoid driving and doing any machinery work that demands alertness. 

Lomefloxacin contraindications 

This drug is contraindicated in person who has any history of hypersensitivity to this medication or any member of the quinolone group of antimicrobial agents.  

Precautions you need to take while using this medicine 

Before you start this drug it is very important for you to inform your doctor well in advance about your medical history especially kidney disease and seizures or epilepsy.  

There are also chances that your doctor adjusts the dose or does special monitoring during the complete treatment.  

Lomefloxacin is strictly not approved for anyone who is below the age of 12 years because it might interfere with bone development.  

Can you take this medicine during pregnancy? 

This medicine is known to harm an unborn baby due to which it should not be taken at the time of pregnancy.  

During the time of pregnancy, you should always take this medicine under the supervision of a doctor.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take this drug? 

It is still not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not. So without the consultation of a doctor, you should not take this medicine.  

What are Lomefloxacin side effects?

Always remember your doctor has prescribed this medication because he thinks that the benefit of this medicine is more as compared to its side effects.  

Many people who are using this medicine did not come across any serious side effects.  

You need to call your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Nausea, diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Headache, drowsiness or light-headedness

You need to stop the intake of this medicine and get the emergency medical help if you suffer from:

  • Muscle or joint pain
  • An allergic reaction such as swelling of face, lips or tongue, difficulty in breathing, hives or closing of the throat
  • Signs of liver damage such as serious fatigue, yellowing of skin or eyes, discomfort, abdominal pain and nausea
  • Seizures
  • Hallucination or confusion

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects so if you suffer from anything else apart from this list then contact your doctor immediately.  

Lomefloxacin mechanism of action 

This medication mainly works on the bacterial enzyme DNA synthesis preventing the replication as well as a transcription of DNA.  

Lomefloxacin Interactions 

There are total 412 drugs that are known to interact with this drug

31 major drug interactions

259 moderate drug interactions

62 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that interact with Lomefloxacin tablets include Baricon, Ciprofloxacin, Epogen, Norfloxacin, etc.

Lomefloxacin Warnings 

There are chances that this medicine can cause serious side effects like torn or irritated tendons. This problem might happen within hours or to weeks after you start taking the drug.  

So it is better to inform your doctor about all your medical history beforehand. 


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