molecule

Prulifloxacin

Molecule Description

Prulifloxacin belongs to a group of Fluoroquinolones, which is an antibiotic tha...
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uses

Uses of Prulifloxacin

  • Acute uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (simple cystitis)
  • Complicated lower urinary tract infections
  • Lower respiratory tract infections
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
  • Gastroenteritis, including infectious diarrhea
contraindications

Contraindications of Prulifloxacin

When should one not use Prulifloxacin

  • Patients with tendon diseases related to the administration of Quinolones
  • Hypersensitivity to Prulifloxacin, any member of the Quinolone class of antimicrobial agents
  • Celiac disease
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
sideEffects

Side effects of Prulifloxacin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Epigastric pain
  • Gastritis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle spasm
  • Photosensitivity of skin
  • Hearing impairment
  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Prulifloxacin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Prulifloxacin during pregnancy?
A:
It should not be used in pregnant women or if you are planning for pregnancy. Make sure that you check with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Prulifloxacin while breastfeeding?
A:
It must be used by breastfeeding mothers only if it is necessary.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Prulifloxacin?
A:
You shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery when under the influence of the medicine as it induces drowsiness and dizziness.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Prulifloxacin?
A:
No research indicates that it may be harmful if taken with alcohol. Make sure that you consult with your doctor before you take medicine under the influence of alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Drug resistance
  • Exposure to the sun or UV rays may cause phototoxicity reactions
  • Patients with latent or known deficiencies for the Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase activity are predisposed to hemolytic reactions
  • Used carefully in older people because it has a higher risk of tendon rupture and tendonitis
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Prulifloxacin

How Does It Work?

Fluoroquinolones stops the replication, repair, recombination and transcription of bacterial DNA; it does this by inhibiting bacterial DNA gyrase. Bacteria get eradicated due to this mechanism.
interactions

Interactions of Prulifloxacin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Warfarin
  • Antacids containing calcium/ magnesium/ aluminium
  • Theophylline
  • Cimetidine
  • Probenecid
  • Hypoglycemic agents
  • Nicardipine

Interactions with food items

It may interact with dairy products rendering the medicine ineffective, so they must not be eaten in excess.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Prulifloxacin

You must ensure that you don’t consume a lot of dairy products, juices or any calcium-fortified products.
dosage

Dosage of Prulifloxacin

Overdose

Get medical treatment immediately or visit the doctor in case of taking an overdose. You must make the person vomit to empty the stomach, if he has overdosed on the medicine.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it comes close to the next dose, then you can take that dose and skip the missed dose altogether. Never double the dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does it take for the medicine to show its effect?

A: It is not recommended to take medicine with dairy products like curd or milk or with calcium-fortified juices. They can be consumed as a part of a usual meal but make sure that you don’t take them when you are taking the drug. This is because the medication may be rendered ineffective by it.

Q: Is the medicine addictive?

A: No research proves that this medicine is addictive.

Q: Can the medicine be taken with dairy products?

A: It is not recommended to take medicine with dairy products like curd or milk or with calcium-fortified juices. They can be consumed as a part of a usual meal but make sure that you don’t take them when you are taking the drug. This is because the medication may be rendered ineffective by it.

Q: Can this medicine given to patients with viral infections?

A: This medicine acts on bacteria and does not affect virus, so it should not be used in viral infections.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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