enoxacin-oral, Penetrex (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Indigestion, loss of appetite, unusual taste in the mouth, nausea, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, increased sensitivity to the sun, anxiety, trouble sleeping, nervousness or any mental/mood changes may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness or lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. This medication may infrequently cause drowsiness. Report promptly: new pain or tenderness (tendonitis) in arms or legs, stomach cramps, bloody stools, vaginal yeast infection, ringing in the ears, seizures. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, fever, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: epilepsy, kidney disease, tendon problems, nervous system disorders, liver disease, blood vessel problems, drug allergies. Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded. Limit alcohol intake. Because this medication may make you more sensitive to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This drug is excreted into breast milk. You may have to stop nursing or stop using this drug. Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: digoxin, cyclosporine, theophylline, warfarin, other antibiotics, vitamins/minerals (e.g., calcium, aluminum, magnesium, iron, zinc), quinapril, sucralfate, didanosine, bismuth subsalicylate, antacids, NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen), cimetidine, ranitidine. Limit caffeine intake during therapy since this medication can increase the effects of caffeine. Be aware of caffeine in colas, chocolate and some pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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