GENERIC NAME: TROVAFLOXACIN - ORAL (troh-vah-FLOX-uh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Trovan
WARNING: This medication may cause serious, even life- threatening, liver problems. Therefore, first doses must be given in a hospital setting. Use should be reserved for serious infections and only when other safer drugs cannot be used. This drug has been restricted in its use in the U.S. market due to safety problems. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, or unusual fatigue.
USES: This medication is used to treat serious and life-or-limb- threatening infections.
HOW TO USE: Take by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. Dizziness is less likely if this drug is taken at bedtime or with food. Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at the same time each day. Continue to use this 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. Use of this drug for more than 14 days is not recommended. Consult your doctor. This medication should be taken at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after antacids containing magnesium or aluminum, as well as sucralfate, citric acid/sodium citrate and vitamins or minerals containing iron. When morphine is given by vein, it should be given at least 2 to 4 hours after trovafloxacin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for proper use of this combination.
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