Floxin (Ofloxacin) is an antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth, treats urinary tract, prostate, skin, urinary and respiratory tract infections, as well as certain sexually transmitted diseases.
Before taking floxin
Do not take floxin if you have any of these conditions: arteriosclerosis, dehydration, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, long exposure to sunlight (working outdoors), seizures (convulsions), stomach problems (especially colitis), stroke, tendon or joint pain, other chronic conditions, an unusual or allergic reaction to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, foods, dyes, or preservatives, pregnant or trying to get pregnant, breast-feeding.
Floxin possible side effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible:
* difficulty breathing
* irregular heartbeat, palpitations or chest pain
* joint, muscle or tendon pain
* severe or watery diarrhea
* redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
* skin rash, itching
* swelling of the face or neck
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome):
* difficulty sleeping
* dizziness, drowsiness