cinoxacin-oral, Cinobac (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause stomach upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, headache or dizziness during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vision changes, restlessness, ringing in the ears, seizures, mental or mood changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: joint/muscle/tendon pain or swelling. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease, liver disease, seizure disorder, drug allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or lightheaded; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication is found in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: theophylline, didanosine, sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, vitamins/minerals (e.g., aluminum, magnesium, iron, zinc), antacids, probenecid. 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. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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