Elquin 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Elquin Tablet

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Uses of Elquin Tablet

Elquin 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.
It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Elquin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Elquin Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Elquin 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Elquin 500mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Elquin Tablet works

Elquin 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

In Depth Information on Elquin Tablet

Expert advice for Elquin Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Elquin 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 Elquin 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Elquin 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Elquin 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elquin 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Elquin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
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Driving
Elquin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Elquin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elquin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Elquin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elquin 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you develop any signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Trental 400mg Tablet, Alkepin 25mg Tablet DT, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Januvia 100mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ciprofloxacin, 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Elquin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ciprofloxacin

Elquin is not indicated for the treatment of streptococcal infection as it is not very active against this bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Elquin with pantoprazole?
Elquin can be taken with pantoprazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with metronidazole?
Elquin can be taken with metronidazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Yes, you can take Elquin with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking birth control pills before taking any medicine.
Elquin is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.
Elquin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
Elquin is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.
Elquin is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.
Elquin is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take Elquin with ibuprofen?
Use of Elquin with ibuprofen can increase the central nervous system side effects of Elquin. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with paracetamol?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with hydrocodone?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with hydrocodone. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with fluconazole?
Elquin and fluconazole, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with phenazopyridine?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with phenazopyridine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with omeprazole?
Omeprazole can slow the absorption of Elquin if taken together. So, the action of Elquin may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with hydroxyzine?
Elquin and hydroxyzine, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with azithromycin?
Elquin and azithromycin, when taken together, can cause heart related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
No, Elquin is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.
Elquin does not contain sulfur in its structure. However, history of any drug allergy should be discussed with the doctor prior to initiation of therapy.
Elquin is active against pseudomonas. But, acquired resistance (resistance after taking the antibiotic) is very common among the organism for the drug. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infection.
Q. Can I take Elquin with dextromethorphan?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with dextromethorphan. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with doxylamine?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxylamine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with amoxicillin?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with pseudophedrine?
Elquin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Elquin with Tamsulosin?
Elquin and Tamsulosin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
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