Medicine Overview of Elflox Tablet
Elflox 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Elflox are Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Elflox 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Elflox 500 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
Elflox 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Elflox Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Elflox 500 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Elflox 500 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Elflox Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Elflox 500 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elflox 500 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Elflox 500 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Elflox 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Elflox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elflox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Elflox 500 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, stop the medicine and inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Elflox 500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Elflox Tablet
Elflox is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Elflox with prednisone?
Elflox and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Elflox immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Elflox a narcotic substance?
No, Elflox is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Elflox with loratadine?
Elflox can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elflox with esomeprazole?
Elflox can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Elflox affect birth control?
Elflox can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Elflox with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Elflox for a tooth infection?
Elflox is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Elflox for streptococcal throat infection?
Elflox is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Elflox same as ciprofloxacin?
Elflox and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Elflox is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Elflox 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Elflox is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Elflox is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Elflox for tonsillitis?
Elflox is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Elflox with guaifenesin?
Elflox can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elflox with paracetamol?
Elflox can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Elflox contain sulfa?
Elflox does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Elflox cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Elflox does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Elflox.
Yes, like any other medicine, Elflox has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Elflox treat bacterial vaginosis?
Elflox is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does Elflox cause dry mouth?
Elflox does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Elflox as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Elflox safe to use?
Elflox is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Elflox is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Elflox is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Elflox a quinolone?
Yes, Elflox belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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