GENERIC NAME: ENOXACIN - ORAL (ee-NOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Penetrex
USES: This medication is an antibiotic used to treat infections of the urinary tract as well as for gonorrhea.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth at least one hour before or two hours after meals. For best results, take each dose at evenly spaced intervals around the clock. This will ensure a constant level of medication in your blood. Take this medication 2 hours before or 8 hours after taking any products containing calcium, aluminum, or magnesium. Some examples include quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals, and antacids. Dairy products (e.g., milk, yogurt), calcium-enriched juice, sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, iron, and zinc are also included. These products bind with enoxacin preventing preventing its full absorption. Take this medication for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too soon may result in a reinfection. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication.
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