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Lomefloxacin

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Lomefloxacin is an antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone class. It is sold under different brand names including Maxaquin, Uniquin, and Okacyn. It has a very unique course of action in a sense that it forms magnesium chelate from two separate Lomefloxacin molecules.

In 2008, the American Food and Drug Administration added a precaution to the product insert of Lomefloxacin. The warning was about the increased risk of tendinitis associated with Lomefloxacin therapy. Furthermore, the FDA stressed that the risk is much higher in patients 60 years of age and older and in those who underwent lung or heart transplant and those who have kidney or liver ailments.

Lomefloxacin is used to treat a number of bacterial infections. It is mostly prescribed to treat that in the urinary tract and the respiratory tract. Lomefloxacin is also used to prevent urinary tract infection in patients who undergo surgery.

Due to the FDA warning that was updated in 2008, it was made clear that Lomefloxacin must only be used against infections that are strongly suspected or have been proven to be caused by bacteria. Proper diagnosis is highly advisable prior to Lomefloxacin use.

Lomefloxacin is an oral drug that is usually prescribed for a ten to fourteen day period. To ensure that you are able to take advantage of the benefits of Lomefloxacin, you must continue using the drug for the duration of the prescription. Do not stop taking Lomefloxacin even if you start feeling well. Maintaining a constant amount of the drug in your body is important in its ability to stop the growth of the bacteria and eliminating them completely. Take Lomefloxacin at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day. Do not adjust your dose without first consulting with your doctor.

Lomefloxacin may cause several symptoms of side effects. Such symptoms usually occur for a short period of time and slowly disappear as your body becomes adjusted to having the drug around. Some common symptoms that you may experience with Lomefloxacin use include stomach upset, headache, nausea, and dizziness. Call your doctor immediately if your symptoms persist or become worse.

Also, it must be considered a medical emergency if you start feeling tenderness in your arms or legs. Any sign of tendonitis or serious side effects such as chest pain, vision changes, and seizures must be given prompt medical attention.

Before taking Lomefloxacin, you must consult a qualified physician. Health-related matters must be thoroughly discussed to ensure that you are safe using the drug.

Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any drug or food. Your doctor needs to be sure that you will not develop any allergic reactions to Lomefloxacin or any of its components. If any signs of allergy (swelling, hives, and trouble breathing) occur, call your doctor.

Also, you must talk to your doctor about your medical history. Previous tendon problems, kidney ailments, liver problems, blood vessel disorders, and epilepsy should be noted. In cases like that, your doctor may require an adjustment in your Lomefloxacin dosage or a different drug altogether.

Lomefloxacin must be used with care in pregnant and lactating women. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding so he will know what adjustments he need to make to keep you and your baby safe.

Do not take Lomefloxacin along with any other medication containing magnesium or aluminium. If you are to take any, make sure that you keep it at least two hours apart from your Lomefloxacin dose.

Lomefloxacin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of lomefloxacin


• Molecular formula of lomefloxacin is C17H19F2N3O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-ethyl-6,8-difluoro-7-(3-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 351.3479 g/mol
Lomefloxacin available : 400mg tablets

Brand name(s): Bareon, Lomefloxacine, Lomefloxacino, Lomefloxacinum, Maxaquin

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