Maxaquin review

Maxaquin, with the generic name of Lomefloxacin hydrochloride, is an antibiotic for the treatment of infections in the lower respiratory tract, including chronic bronchitis, and infections of the urinary tract like cystitis. This drug is given prior to prostate biopsy and bladder surgery for prevention of infections that usually follow such operations.

Doctors may prescribe various dosage according to the patient’s condition. Usually, however, 400 mg a day of Maxaquin is prescribed for those with chronic bronchitis for 10 straight days. For those with cystitis, 400 milligrams a day is recommended. The same goes for those with complicated cases of urinary tract infections.

For individuals with dialysis, 400 milligrams per day of Maxaquin is prescribed with daily maintenance of one half tablet per day throughout the duration of the treatment.

Maxaquin may be taken on an empty stomach. It is recommended that patients take it with a full glass of water. Drinking lots of fluid is important while taking this medication.

Patients should finish their dosing schedule. If user stops taking the medication too early, there is a risk that the symptoms return.

In case a user misses a dose, he or she should immediately take one. When it is about time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Users must not take 2 doses simultaneously.

Maxaquin should be stored at room temperature and kept away from children.

Some of the more common cases of side effects include nausea and headache. Patients should consult with their physicians in case these side effects persist.

Patients are recommended to be cautious in using Maxaquin if they have disorders like epilepsy and similar conditions that may lead to seizures. Maxaquin likewise can cause convulsions.

People taking antibiotics that are similar to Maxaquin may also experience, although highly improbable, cases of severe and fatal reactions like convulsions, hallucinations, difficulty in breathing, itching, loss of consciousness, restlessness, swelling of the face or throat, tremors, and tingling. In case a patient develops any of these symptoms, it is imperative that he or she discontinues medication.

Maxaquin can also cause other side effects such as dizziness and impaired ability to operate vehicles. It can also result to ruptured muscle tendons.

Maxiquin can also interact and react negatively with other drugs such as Cyclosporine, Probenecid, Warfarin, Cimetidine, Didanosine, Theophylline, and Sucralfate. It can also interact with vitamins and products that have zinc or iron, drinks with caffeine like tea and coffee, and antacids having aluminum and magnesium such as Gaviscon and Maalox.

There is no proven effect of Maxaquin among pregnant women. However it is recommended that women who are pregnant or those planning to get pregnant consult first with their doctor about their plans or condition so that necessary changes in dosage may be made.

Women who are breastfeeding may also be at risk of having Maxaquin passed on to their infants. In some cases, doctors recommend that breastfeeding be stopped while the mother takes Maxaquin.

Maxaquin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of maxaquin

• Molecular formula of maxaquin 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
Maxaquin available : 400mg tablets

Generic name: Lomefloxacin

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

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