Various bacterial infections can be treated with Floxin, which comes in tablet form and is generally taken by mouth twice a day. As a fluoroquinolone, the medication works by interfering with enzymes necessary for bacteria to multiply. Most people have no problems with it; however, side effects are possible. Commonly reported ones include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and vomiting.
What Is Floxin?
Floxin® (ofloxacin) is a prescription antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones, or "quinolones" for short. The drug is available as a tablet.
Brand-name Floxin was made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. However, this medication is no longer available as Floxin, although generic versions are available. Generic Floxin is made by various manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Dr. Reddy's Labs, Ltd.
How Does It Work?
Floxin works by killing certain bacteria that cause infections. It does this by interfering with two bacterial enzymes called topoisomerase four (IV) and DNA gyrase. These enzymes are required for bacteria to copy and repair DNA, which are important steps for bacteria to multiply.
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