Information about Prulifloxacin

Prulifloxacin Uses

Prulifloxacin is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). It may also be used in infections of tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin & soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia).

How Prulifloxacin works

Prulifloxacin 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 Prulifloxacin

Allergic reaction, Abnormal liver function tests, Stomach pain, Nausea, Diarrhea
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18 Feb 2020 | 11:51 AM (UTC)

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Expert advice for Prulifloxacin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Prulifloxacin 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 Prulifloxacin 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 Prulifloxacin


Q. Can the use of Prulifloxacin cause diarrhea?

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

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

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


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