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Prulifloxacin

INFORMATION

Uses

Prulifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Prulifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Altered taste, Epigastric pain, Gastritis, Headache, Hot flashes, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Itching, Loss of appetite, Sedation, Skin rash, Sleep disorder, Vomiting, Nausea

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Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue the prulifloxacin tablet if you are allergic to prulifloxacin or any of the its ingredients.
  • Do not take prulifloxacin if you have history of tendon diseases related to administration of quinolones.
  • Do not take prulifloxacin if you have celiac disease (hypersensitivity to gluten for small intestine, leading to difficulty in digesting food).
  • Avoid using prulifloxacin if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Avoid use in elderly patients (risk of tendon damage).
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight or UV rays.
  • Do not use for prolonged duration, as it may result in development of drug-resistant bacteria.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of following disease conditions: G6PD deficiency fits (seizures), low potassium and calcium in the blood, rhythm disorders, kidney problems.

Frequently asked questions

Prulifloxacin

Q.Prulifloxacin is used for?
Prulifloxacin is used to treat acute uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (simple cystits) and complicated lower urinary tract infections. It is also used to treat severe symptoms of chronic inflammation of the air passages (bronchitis).Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)