OFLOXACIN-INJECTION, Floxin (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: medications for diabetes (e.g., glyburide, insulin), theophylline, foscarnet, procainamide, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), other antibiotics, NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen). Also report any drugs causing drowsiness, such as: medicine for sleep, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, drowsiness-causing antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, seizures, and lack of feeling alert.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.
STORAGE: Store vials at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Consult your pharmacist for details about storage and stability of the drug after mixing with correct IV fluids. Discard any unused liquid.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
Back to Medications Index
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!