Proquin XR: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Main ingredient in Proquin XR is Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride.
Proquin XR is given to treat infections of the lower respiratory
system, urinary tract, sinuses, the skin, bones and joints, and prostate.
Proquin XR is also used for inhalational anthrax, STDs, severe bronchial
infections, infectious diarrhea, typhoid fever, and pneumonia.
Proquin XR belongs to the family of Flouroquinolone, which are
effective against many organisms that traditional antibiotics fail to
resist. Proquin XR 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.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PROQUIN XR
Common side effects of Proquin XR are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Less common side effects of Proquin XR are abdominal pain, headache,
Rare side effects of Proquin XR may include confusion, shortness of
breath, blood in urine, coughing up blood, depression, dizziness, hives,
irritability, liver and kidney failures.
PROQUIN XR CAUTION
Stop taking Proquin XR 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 Proquin XR if you are sensitive to or have ever
had an allergic reaction to Proquin XR 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 Proquin XR 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 Proquin XR.
You should consult your doctor before taking Proquin XR if you have
liver or kidney disease.
PROQUIN XR INTERACTION
The following can interfere with the absorption of Proquin XR:
Iron Supplements and other multivitamins
containing calcium, or zinc (also avoid taking milk or yogurt)
Serious and fatal reactions have occurred when Proquin XR was taken
in combination with theophylline, Probeneacid and Cimetidine.
Proquin XR may increase the effects of caffeine.
If Proquin XR is taken with these drugs, the effects of either could
be increased or decreased:
PROQUIN XR DOSES
For most infections 500 mg once daily.
Doses of Proquin XR may be reduced if the patient has kidney
Proquin XR is not recommended for children.
PROQUIN XR AND PREGNANCY
Animal studies have shown birth defects by Proquin XR. Inform your
doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant before using Proquin XR.
Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking
PROQUIN XR OVERDOSE
Symptoms of Proquin XR overdose include confusion, delusion,
headache, upset stomach, and convulsions. In rare cases Proquin XR
overdose may cause kidney failure.
In case of Proquin XR overdose seek
medical help right away.