Main Ingredient: Lomefloxacin
Maxaquin is given to treat infections of the lower respiratory
system, urinary tract, sinuses, the skin, bones and joints, and prostate.
Maxaquin is also used for inhalational anthrax, STDs, severe bronchial
infections, infectious diarrhea, typhoid fever, and pneumonia.
Maxaquin belongs to the family of Flouroquinolone, which are
effective against many organisms that traditional antibiotics fail to
Maxaquin kills a variety of bacteria, and prevent them from
reproducing and is often used to treat infections all over the body.
However, they are not considered good to treat viral infections like flu.
Maxaquin is available as a tablet and an oral suspension.
Stop taking Maxaquin and seek medical help right away at the first
sign of a skin rash or any other allergic reaction. Though rare, serious
and seldom fatal allergic reactions have been reported, even after the
These reactions include loss of consciousness, swelling of the face and
throat, shortness of breath, hives, tingling, and rash.
You should not take Maxaquin if you are sensitive to or have ever
had an allergic reaction to Maxaquin or other antibiotics of this type
such as Floxin, Noroxin and Trovan.
You should not drive a car, operate dangerous machinery, or participate
in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you
know how Maxaquin affects you.
Continued or prolonged use of this drug may result in a growth of
bacteria that do not respond to this medication and can cause a secondary
If you have a known or suspected central nervous system disorder such
as epilepsy or hardening of the arteries in the brain, inform your
physician before taking Maxaquin.
You should consult your doctor before taking Maxaquin if you have
liver or kidney disease.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MAXAQUIN
Common side effects of Maxaquin are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Less common side effects of Maxaquin are abdominal pain, headache,
Rare side effects of Maxaquin may include confusion, shortness of
breath, blood in urine, coughing up blood, depression, dizziness, hives,
irritability, liver and kidney failures.
The following can interfere with the absorption of Maxaquin:
Iron Supplements and other multivitamins
containing calcium, or zinc (also avoid taking milk or yogurt)
Serious and fatal reactions have occurred when Maxaquin was taken
in combination with theophylline, Probeneacid and Cimetidine.
Maxaquin may increase the effects of caffeine.
If Maxaquin is taken with these drugs, the effects of either could
be increased or decreased:
400mg a day.
Doses of Maxaquin may be reduced if the patient has kidney
Maxaquin is not recommended, unless for treating Anthrax. Their
dose is calculated at the rate of 15mg per 2.2 lbs of body weight.
MAXAQUIN AND PREGNANCY
Animal studies have shown birth defects by Maxaquin. Inform your
doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant before using Maxaquin.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking
Symptoms of Maxaquin overdose include confusion, delusion,
headache, upset stomach, and convulsions. In rare cases Maxaquin
overdose may cause kidney failure.
In case of Maxaquin overdose seek
medical help right away.