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Flox 400mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Flox 400mg 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 stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Flox 400mg 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 Flox Tablet

Benefits of Flox Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Flox 400mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Flox 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 Flox

  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Flox 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. Flox 400mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Flox Tablet works

Flox 400mg 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Flox 400mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flox 400mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flox 400mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flox 400mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Flox 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flox 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Flox 400mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Flox 400mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flox 400mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Flox 400mg Tablet
₹1.73/Tablet
Tamflox 400mg Tablet
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₹2.21/Tablet
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Enflox 400mg Tablet
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₹2.36/Tablet
36% costlier
Normax 400mg Tablet
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₹4.9/Tablet
183% costlier
Nflox B 400mg Tablet
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
₹5.3/Tablet
206% costlier
Oroflox 400mg Tablet
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₹9.52/Tablet
450% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flox 400mg 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 Flox 400mg 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
ANTI INFECTIVES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Having diarrhea asthmatic patient
Dr. Rajesh Garg
Internal Medicine
Zen flox oz tab be 3days
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Flox 400mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Flox 400mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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