GENERIC NAME: ALATROFLOXACIN - INJECTION (uh-lay-troh-FLOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Trovan
WARNING: This medication may cause serious, even life- threatening, liver problems. Therefore, first doses must be given in a hospital setting. Use should be reserved for serious infections and only when other safer drugs cannot be used. This drug has been restricted in its use in the U.S. market due to safety problems. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, or unusual fatigue.
USES: This medication is used to treat serious and life-or-limb- threatening infection.
HOW TO USE: After proper dilution, this drug is given slowly by vein (IV) exactly as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by using the medication at the same time each day. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection. Use of this drug for more than 14 days is not recommended. Consult your doctor. This medication should not be given together with any solution containing multivalent cations (e.g., magnesium or calcium) in the same IV. Check visually for any particles or change in color of the solution (it should be colorless or pale yellow).
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