alatrofloxacin-injection, Trovan (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially: blood pressure medications (e.g., prazosin), other antibiotics (especially quinolone-type). Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages containing caffeine (coffee, tea, colas) or eating large amounts of chocolate. This drug may increase and/or prolong the effects of caffeine. Also, certain cough/cold products (with "adrenaline-like" medicine such as decongestants), isoniazid and cholinesterase blockers such as tacrine and donepezil might increase the chance of seizures. Other medicines or IV additives should not be combined with this drug, or given through the same IV. Certain IV fluids (e.g., normal saline or lactated ringers) should not be used with this drug. Consult your pharmacist. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to others. A different medication may be needed in those cases. Laboratory tests may be performed to monitor side effects.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store vials at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Diluted solution is stable for 3 days at room temperature and 7 days refrigerated. Discard unused portion of vial.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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