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What is Lomefloxacin used for?

Lomefloxacin is an oral antibiotic drug used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including bronchitis and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. It works by fighting off bacteria in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Lomefloxacin?

The dosage of Lomefloxacin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Lomefloxacin with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Lomefloxacin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Lomefloxacin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Lomefloxacin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Lomefloxacin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Lomefloxacin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Lomefloxacin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Lomefloxacin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Lomefloxacin can interact with antibiotics, oral diabetes medications, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Lomefloxacin?

Like other medicines, Lomefloxacin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Lomefloxacin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Lomefloxacin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Lomefloxacin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Lomefloxacin can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, change in taste, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Lomefloxacin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Lomefloxacin?

Is it possible for me to take Lomefloxacin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Lomefloxacin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Lomefloxacin?
How will Lomefloxacin work in my body?
How should Lomefloxacin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Lomefloxacin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Lomefloxacin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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