Generic Maxaquin (Lomefloxacin)
Maxaquin
Maxaquin is used to treat bacterial infections. It may also be used for treating other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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Product Description
Common use

Maxaquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Maxaquin is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins that the bacteria need to survive .It may also be used for treating other conditions as determined by your doctor.



Dosage and directions

Use Maxaquin as directed by your doctor. The drug may be taken with or without food, with a full glass of water. Also, drink several additional glasses of water each day. Maxaquin should be taken 2 hours before or 4 hours after the following medicines: antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium; didanosine; iron salts (eg, ferrous sulfate); sucralfate; or zinc salts (eg, zinc sulfate). Maxaquin works best if it is taken at the same time each day.



Precautions

Maxaquin may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. Be carefully driving, working with machinery or doing activit which requires concetration of attention or don't perform such activity until you make sure you ca do it safely. Avoid drinking alcohol.

Maxaquin may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun. To reduce the risk of sensitivity to the sun, take Maxaquin at least 12 hours before exposure to the sun (in the evening).



Contraindications

It is not recommended to use the drug in children younger than 18 years of age.

If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Maxaquin during pregnancy. It is unknown if Maxaquin is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Maxaquin.



Possible side effects

Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome: diarrhea; headache; dizziness; nausea.

Seek medical attention immediately if any of these severe side effects occur:

severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; joint pain or swelling; pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands or feet; anxiety; bloody stools; burning sensations; confusion; convulsions; seizures; severe or continuing diarrhea; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue;severe sunburn; skin burning, redness, swelling, blisters, or itching; stomach pain/cramps; tendon pain; tremors; vaginal irritation or discharge; weakness.



Drug interaction

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially of:

*Typhoid live vaccine because Maxaquin may descrease its effectiveness

*Droperidol or foscarnet because Maxaquin may increase heir actions and side effects



Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Maxaquin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.



Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.



Store

Store Maxaquin between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Maxaquin out of the reach of children and away from pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.