Fluoroquinolone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fluoroquinolone?

These drugs may interact with antacids or sucralfate. Don’t take these medicines within two hours of each other.

Check with your doctor before taking:

  • Levofloxacin with medications for your heartbeat
  • Enoxacin with caffeinated products

Take these medications with a full glass of water and check the label to see if you need to take them on a full stomach.

Possible side effects include:

  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Inflamed, torn tendons
  • Low blood sugar in diabetics
  • Irregular heartbeat (if you have low potassium levels)
  • Allergic reactions, such as rash, itchy skin, difficulty breathing—Seek appropriate care if any of these occurs. For breathing difficulties, seek emergency care.
 
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