Flocy 250mg Tablet

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Introduction

Flocy 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by killing and stopping the growth of the infectious microorganisms.

Flocy 250mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

You may experience nausea as a side effect of this medicine. This is usually temporary and resolves on its own, but please consult your doctor if it bothers you or persists for a longer duration. Diarrhea may also occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, shortness of breath, or breathing problems. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.

Uses of Flocy Tablet

Benefits of Flocy Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Flocy 250mg Tablet is a versatile antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin, and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It kills and stops further growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Flocy Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Flocy

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Flocy 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. Flocy 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Flocy 250mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Flocy Tablet works

Flocy 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Flocy 250mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flocy 250mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flocy 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flocy 250mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flocy 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flocy 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flocy 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flocy 250mg 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.

What if you forget to take Flocy Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flocy 250mg 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.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flocy 250mg 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 Flocy 250mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Quinolones/ Fluroquinolones

Interaction with drugs

Taking Flocy with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Flocy 250mg Tablet safe?

Flocy 250mg Tablet 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.

Q. Can the use of Flocy 250mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Flocy 250mg Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Flocy 250mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Flocy 250mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Flocy 250mg Tablet increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Flocy 250mg Tablet is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle (achilies tendon). Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Flocy 250mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

Q. Can I take Flocy 250mg Tablet with paracetamol?

Flocy 250mg Tablet 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.

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References

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: November, 2021

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