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sparfloxacin-oral, Zagam (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you use, especially of: iron, calcium or zinc vitamins or mineral supplements, sucralfate, antacids. Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation), such as: dofetilide, pimozide, quinidine, sotalol, procainamide, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide). Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Also report the use of drugs that cause drowsiness such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, anxiety medicines, antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine), narcotic pain medications (e.g., codeine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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.

NOTES: This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else. A different medication may be needed in those cases.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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