OFLOXACIN-INJECTION, Floxin (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea or pain/redness at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: persistent fever, diarrhea, drowsiness, weakness, headache, trouble sleeping, dizziness, chest pain, stomach pain, unusual vaginal discharge/itching. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these very unlikely but serious side effects: unusual bleeding or bruising, sunburn (sun sensitivity), mental/mood changes, restlessness, joint pain or redness, vision changes, irregular pulse, seizures, change in amount of urine, yellowing eyes/skin. This medication may infrequently cause swelling or rupture of a tendon. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience tendon/muscle pain, especially in your shoulder, hand or heel. 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, dizziness, trouble breathing. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral or vaginal fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies (especially to quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin), kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, seizures, tendon problems (e.g., tendonitis, bursitis), brain disorders (e.g., cerebral arteriosclerosis, tumors or increased intracranial pressure). This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; 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, use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Patients with diabetes may experience changes in blood glucose levels due to infection or use of this medication. Monitor your blood glucose frequently while using this medication and notify your doctor if you experience symptoms of high or low blood sugar. This medication should be used with caution in children less than 18 years of age. This medication may cause joint or bone problems in young children. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this drug. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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