Information about Lomefloxacin

Lomefloxacin Uses

Lomefloxacin 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 & soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia).

How Lomefloxacin works

Lomefloxacin 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.

Common side effects of Lomefloxacin

Nausea, Headache, Diarrhea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Constipation, Dizziness
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Available Medicine for Lomefloxacin

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Expert advice for Lomefloxacin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Lomefloxacin 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 Lomefloxacin 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.

Frequently asked questions for Lomefloxacin

Lomefloxacin

Q. Can the use of Lomefloxacin cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Lomefloxacin 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 Lomefloxacin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Lomefloxacin 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 Lomefloxacin increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Lomefloxacin 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 Lomefloxacin. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

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