GENERIC NAME: CINOXACIN - ORAL (sin-OX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Cinobac
USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections.
HOW TO USE: Take each dose with a full glass of water. If stomach upset occurs, it may be taken with food or milk. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Take this medication 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking any medications containing aluminum or magnesium. Some examples include quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals, and antacids. Sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, iron, and zinc are also included. These medications bind with cinoxacin preventing its full absorption. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Continue to take 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.
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