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This medication, also known as moxifloxacin, is a drug that belongs to a wide class of medicines called fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones (therefore, also Mediflox) helps the body's immune system fight against bacteria that causes harmful effects.
Mediflox is usually prescribed in the treatment of "popular" bacterial infections like the following ones:
You should discuss with your doctor before starting a treatment with Mediflox. Inform your personal physician if you are suffering or have recently suffered from any of the following conditions:
You or a member of your family has suffered from any type of heart disorder (such as QT interval prolongation) If you have followed a treatment with heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace), etc.
Slow heart rate
Low level of K+ in the blood
Epilepsy or any other disorders that cause seizures
If you have been suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above you might not be allowed to take Mediflox or your doctor might want to monitor your treatment or to make necessary dosage adjustments.
Mediflox is a Category C FDA Pregnancy drug. Therefore, it has not been clearly established whether this drug can cause harm to an unborn child or to the carrying mother. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. Mediflox is known to pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting it with your physician.
This drug should not be prescribed in patients under 18 years old.
Mediflox intake guidelines
You should accompany each and every dose of Mediflox that you take with a glass of water. You may take this drug either on a full or on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water during your treatment with Mediflox (Moxifloxacin). Do not stop your treatment with Mediflox without your doctor's consent.
Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Mediflox that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors. This drug is usually taken only once a day.
If you are suffering from overdose with this drug you might have some of the following symptoms:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention (inform your doctor immediately).
Mediflox missed dose
Mediflox should be taken in or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Mediflox, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug unless you are instructed by your physician to do so.
Mediflox side effects
Among this drug's serious side effects are:
Allergy to the drug or some of its components (difficulty in breathing, throat closure, swelling of the tongue, lips, face, and sometimes hives)
Rapid or irregular pulse
Liver damage (nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin, abdominal discomfort or pain, abnormal bruising or bleeding, fatigue)
Joint or muscle pains
If you are experiencing these side effects stop your treatment and inform your physician.
Mediflox can also induce other side effects (more common and less serious) such as:
Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal pain
Increased skin sensitivity to direct sunlight
These mild side effects shouldn't stop you from continuing with your treatment. However, you should inform your doctor at once.
Other side effects may also occur when you take Mediflox. Inform your physician immediately if you experience anything unusual while taking this drug.
Mediflox drug interactions
You should consult with your personal physician before you start a treatment with Mediflox. This drug can interact with drugs such as herbal products, vitamins and minerals. Among these drugs there are warfarin (Coumadin); or an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen (Nuprin, Motrin, and Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, and Anaprox), ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis KT, and Orudis) and other drugs that have not been mentioned here.
Please inform you personal doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the following medicines:
Heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace) and any other medicine of this type
Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Endep, Elavil), Imipramine (Tofranil), amoxapine (Asendin), thioridazine (Mellaril), mesoridazine (Serentil), and others Erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S, and any other drugs of this type)
All the medicines stated above affect your regular pulse. You might need Mediflox dosage adjustments or special monitoring during your treatment with Mediflox if you are taking these drugs.
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