DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
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This medication, also known as Otymox-MF, is a drug that belongs to a wide class of medicines called fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones helps the body's immune system fight against bacteria that causes harmful effects.
Otymox-MF is usually prescribed in the treatment of "popular" bacterial infections like the following ones:
You should discuss with your doctor before starting a treatment with Otymox-MF. Inform your personal physician if you are suffering or have recently suffered from any of the following conditions:
You or a member of your family has suffered from any type of heart disorder If you have followed a treatment with heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace), etc.
Slow heart rate
Low level of K+ in the blood
Epilepsy or any other disorders that cause seizures
If you have been suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above you might not be allowed to take Otymox-MF or your doctor might want to monitor your treatment or to make necessary dosage adjustments.
Otymox-MF is a Category C FDA Pregnancy drug. Therefore, it has not been clearly established whether this drug can cause harm to an unborn child or to the carrying mother. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. Otymox-MF is known to pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting it with your physician.
This drug should not be prescribed in patients under 18 years old.
You should accompany each and every dose of Otymox-MF that you take with a glass of water. You may take this drug either on a full or on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water during your treatment with Otymox-MF (Moxifloxacin). Do not stop your treatment with Otymox-MF without your doctor's consent.
Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Otymox-MF that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors. This drug is usually taken only once a day.
If you are suffering from overdose with this drug you might have some of the following symptoms:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention.
Otymox-MF should be taken in or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Otymox-MF, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug unless you are instructed by your physician to do so.
Among this drug's serious side effects are:
Allergy to the drug or some of its components
Rapid or irregular pulse
Liver damage (nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin, abdominal discomfort or pain, abnormal bruising or bleeding, fatigue)
Joint or muscle pains
If you are experiencing these side effects stop your treatment and inform your physician.
Otymox-MF can also induce other side effects (more common and less serious) such as:
Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal pain
Increased skin sensitivity to direct sunlight
These mild side effects shouldn't stop you from continuing with your treatment. However, you should inform your doctor at once.
Other side effects may also occur when you take Otymox-MF. Inform your physician immediately if you experience anything unusual while taking this drug.
You should consult with your personal physician before you start a treatment with Otymox-MF. This drug can interact with drugs such as herbal products, vitamins and minerals. Among these drugs there are warfarin (Coumadin); or an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen (Nuprin, Motrin, and Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, and Anaprox), ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis KT, and Orudis) and other drugs that have not been mentioned here.
Please inform you personal doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the following medicines:
Heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace) and any other medicine of this type
Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Endep, Elavil), Imipramine (Tofranil), amoxapine (Asendin), thioridazine (Mellaril), mesoridazine (Serentil), and others Erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S, and any other drugs of this type)
All the medicines stated above affect your regular pulse. You might need Otymox-MF dosage adjustments or special monitoring during your treatment with Otymox-MF if you are taking these drugs.
Depending on the reaction of the Otymox-MF after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Otymox-MF not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Otymox-MF addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology