Important: there are also a number of rare but more serious side-effects which have been associated with Floxobid. Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:
- An allergic-type reaction, such as swelling around your face or mouth, a skin rash, or any difficulty breathing.
- Pain or inflammation in your muscles, tendons or joints (possible tendinopathy).
- Any feelings of pain, burning, tingling, numbness or weakness.
- Any problems with your vision or eyes, or changes to taste, smell or hearing.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to the medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Floxobid may increase the risk for swelling and tearing of tendons, such as those that attach muscles to bones in the hands, shoulders, and ankles.
The likelihood of tendon damage is greater if you also take a steroid medication or if you're older than 60. If you experience pain, swelling, or stiffness while taking Floxobid, let your doctor know.
In some people, Floxobid may cause changes in brain activity. This affects people with a history of seizures.
Possible symptoms of these changes include dizziness, hallucinations, tremors, seizures, confusion, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
If you have any of these symptoms while on Floxobid, let your doctor know right away.
Floxobid may cause a severe reaction called anaphylaxis if you are allergic to it.
This allergic reaction, which can be life-threatening, may include hives, swelling of the throat, and difficulty breathing.
It's important to know that once you start a course of Floxobid, you should finish the whole course.
Do not stop taking Floxobid, even if you feel better, until all of the medication is gone.
If you don't take an antibiotic long enough, your infection can come back stronger. And stopping Floxobid too soon can lead to bacteria becoming resistant to it.
You may not be able to take Floxobid if you have a condition called myasthenia gravis. Floxobid may increase muscle weakness caused by this condition.
You should also take Floxobid with caution if you have certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:
- Heartburn or reflux
- Tendon injury
- Heart condition
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
Rated Floxobid (Cipro) for Diverticulitis Report
I was prescribed Metronidazole AND Floxobid 500mg each. Next time my diverticulitis flares up, I'm going on a garlic soup diet or something other than pharmaceuticals. Cause Damn. Side effects of taking both these drugs together. dizzy, diarrhea, stoned (but not fun), found out that Metronidazole is actually a carcinogen and Floxobid destroys your tendons. Look it up. I'm only 2 days in on a 10 day prescription, which I'll cut to 5-7 days since I've seen that's been prescribed elsewhere. Just hoping there's no permanent damage done after taking these drugs.
Floxobid can cause serious side effects, including tendon problems, nerve damage, serious mood or behavior changes, or low blood sugar.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have symptoms such as: headache, hunger, irritability, numbness, tingling, burning pain, confusion, agitation, paranoia, problems with memory or concentration, thoughts of suicide, or sudden pain or movement problems in any of your joints.
In rare cases, Floxobid may cause damage to your aorta, which could lead to dangerous bleeding or death. Get emergency medical help if you have severe and constant pain in your chest, stomach, or back.
You may not be able to use Floxobid if you have a muscle disorder. Tell your doctor if you have a history of myasthenia gravis.
Other Floxobid Interactions
Floxobid can cause drowsiness and confusion. Don't drive or participate in any dangerous activities until you know how Floxobid affects you.
Floxobid can make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure.
Don't use a tanning bed, and avoid long exposure to sunlight while taking it. Protect your skin in the sun with clothing or sunscreen.
You can take Floxobid with or without food.
Don't take Floxobid with only dairy products or with only calcium-fortified juice because calcium can interfere with absorption of Floxobid.
You can, however, take Floxobid with a meal that includes dairy or calcium-fortified juice.
How to take Floxobid
- Before you start taking Floxobid, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
What other drugs will affect Floxobid?
Some medicines can make Floxobid much less effective when taken at the same time. If you take any of the following medicines, take your dose 2 hours before or 6 hours after you take the other medicine.
the ulcer medicine sucralfate, or antacids that contain calcium, magnesium, or aluminum (such as Maalox, Milk of Magnesia, Mylanta, Pepcid Complete, Rolaids, Tums, and others);
didanosine (Videx) powder or chewable tablets;
vitamin or mineral supplements that contain calcium, iron, magnesium, or zinc.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
a diuretic or "water pill";
heart rhythm medication;
insulin or oral diabetes medicine (check your blood sugar regularly);
medicine to treat depression or mental illness;
steroid medicine (such as prednisone); or
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Floxobid, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Missed Dose of Floxobid
Take Floxobid exactly as directed by your doctor.
Don't stop taking Floxobid on your own. Skipping doses or stopping too soon can result in a more severe infection that is harder to treat.
If you miss a dose of Floxobid, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it's almost time for your next regular dose, however, skip the missed dose.
Don't double your dose to make up for the missed one.
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Some eye infections are also treated with Floxobid. There is a separate medicine leaflet available called Floxobid eye preparations which provides further information about this.