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What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine may increase the risk of tendons getting irritated and tearing. The risk is greater in people over the age of 60, heart, kidney or lung transplant patients, or people taking steroid medications. Call healthcare provider right away if you develop pain in the back of the ankle or joint pain or swelling.
• Please read the medication guide.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• Do not give oral form of this medicine to a child younger than 18 years of age.
• If you have an allergy to ofloxacin or any other part of this medicine.
• If you have had tendons get irritated or torn when taking this medicine or a similar medicine in the past.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you are breast-feeding.
How does it work?
• Ofloxacin works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• Take this medicine at a similar time of day.
• Take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• If you are taking a blood thinner, check blood work (prothrombin time/INR). Talk with healthcare provider.
• If you are taking theophylline, check blood work (theophylline levels) regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from light.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2009-10-15 12:54:57.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:26:24.0
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