GENERIC NAME: OFLOXACIN - INJECTION (oh-FLOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Floxin
USES: This medication is a quinolone antibiotic and is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by vein (IV) over at least 6 minutes, generally twice daily or as directed by your doctor. The dose and duration of therapy depend on your condition and response to therapy. Drink plenty of fluids while using this medication, if so directed. If you are unable to take fluids by mouth, you will be given fluids through a vein, as directed by your doctor. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. This is done by giving you the medication at evenly spaced intervals. You should continue to use antibiotic 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. Follow all instructions for proper dilution, if necessary, with the correct IV fluids. Ask your pharmacist for details. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If present, do not use the liquid.
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