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General Information on Floxin
Floxin is used for curbing the development of bacteria that cause severe conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, skin infections, prostate infections, or urinary tract infections.
The generic name of the drug is Ofloxacin, and it belongs to the category of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Floxin is available in the form of oral tablets. It works by fighting the bacteria responsible for causing the suspected medical condition.
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Floxin only for treating bacterial infections. The drug is ineffective against viral or yeast infections.
Side effects of Floxin
Do not buy Floxin if you have an allergy to Ofloxacin or any other fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Also do not use it if you have a history of myasthenia gravis, or if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease, joint problem, diabetes, epilepsy, seizures, hypokalemia, or Long QT syndrome.
One of the most noticeable side effects of Floxin is that it may sometimes lead to tendon damage such as tendonitis or tendon rupture. This possibility is higher if you are over 60 years of age, if you had a heart, lung, or kidney transplant, or if you take corticosteroids like prednisone. Symptoms of such a condition include pain or swelling in the joints, muscles, or tendons. Seek medical help immediately if you develop such symptoms.
Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis should not take this drug, as it may lead to worsening of the condition. Inform your doctor immediately if you suffer from breathing trouble or muscle weakness during Floxin treatment.
If you have low magnesium or potassium levels in your blood, you may be more susceptible to suffering from QT prolongation. Diabetic patients may also experience changes in their blood glucose levels. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of decreased or increased blood sugar.
Floxin may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, avoid direct exposure to sunlamps and sunlight and do not use tanning booths. Do not forget to wear the appropriate clothes for protection against sunlight and apply sunscreen before going out during Floxin treatment.
Stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, or insomnia may be commonly experienced by Floxin patients. However, inform your doctor immediately if any of these become intolerable.
Some serious side effects associated with Floxin include shaking, hallucinations, nervousness, suicidal thoughts, confusion, unsteadiness, persistent vomiting or nausea, seizures, hearing changes, vision problems, persistent headache, decreased or increased urination, easy bruising or bleeding, or fainting.
In rare cases, Floxin may lead to serious nerve problems in the patient. Symptoms of such a condition include changes in the senses of pain, touch, and temperature, weakness, tingling, burning, numbness, or pain in any body part.
Dosage of Floxin
You will usually be advised to take Floxin 200 to 400mg twice a day.
If you are also taking antacids or mineral or vitamin supplements, maintain a gap of at least 2 hours between them and Floxin as these drugs may hamper the effectiveness of Ofloxacin.
You can take Floxin with or without meals. Try to take it at almost the same time each day. Drink lots of fluids during Floxin treatment, as the drug may cause dehydration in some patients.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.