TROVAFLOXACIN-ORAL, Trovan (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, nausea, change in taste sensation, or headache may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes or skin. Very unlikely but report promptly: chest pain, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, seizure, persistent sore throat or fever, muscle weakness, cramps/pain/swelling of tendons (e.g., shoulder, hand, ankle tendons), bleeding or bruising, increased sun sensitivity (sunburns), mental/mood changes, vision problems, increased thirst or hunger, changes in the amount of urine. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, fainting, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies), liver disease, brain/spinal disorders (e.g., seizures or severe blood vessel disease), heart disease (including irregular heartbeat), lung disease. Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection). This medication increases sensitivity to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors. Limit alcohol intake, as it may worsen certain side effects of this medication. Since this drug may cause dizziness, use caution if operating machinery or performing hazardous tasks (e.g., driving). To avoid dizziness or lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This drug is excreted 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. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug therefore caution is advised.
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