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Floxin

Floxin is an antibiotic in the class of medications called fluoroquinolones. In the last few decades, the industry made modifications to this drug and submitted for FDA approval. Upon approval, the new fluoroquinolones were marketed to the public by the manufacturers.

Some adverse reactions have been associated with fluoroquinolones, including Floxin:

• Central nervous system adverse reactions including seizures, visual disturbances, sleep disorders, agitation, insomnia, headaches and dizziness
• Gastrointestinal adverse reactions including colitis, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
• Liver disease and elevated liver enzymes
• Cardiovascular adverse reactions
• Hematologic adverse reactions including anemia, leukopenia and decreased platelet counts
• Immunologic adverse reactions including skin manifestations and allergic reactions

Also, there are increased risks of injury when fluoroquinolones are taken in combination with corticosteriods (e.g.: Prednisone, Flovent, Nasarel, Azmacort, Advair Disku, Methylprednisolone Dospak, Elocon Cream, Desoximetasone Cream, and Sterapred) and when taken in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) (e.g.: Motrin, Pamprin, Aleve, Advil, and Ibuprofen, etc).

Consult you physician if you are taking Floxin and have any concerns about side effects.

Posted: Aug 31 2009, 03:49 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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