Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering pefloxacin mesylate injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay as it does not cause dizziness or induce sleep.
Do NOT use pefloxacin mesylate injection if:
- You are allergic to pefloxacin mesylate injection or other containing ingredients.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of pefloxacin mesylate injection during pregnancy or breast feeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before administering pefloxacin mesylate injection.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. For optimal therapeutic effect, it is important to take the drug at regular intervals in order to maintain constant drug level. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is 400mg in 100mL D5W slow infusion for 1 hour twice a day. Pefloxacin mesylate injection should not be used in children under 12 years old.
One serious but rare adverse effect reported from the use of pefloxacin mesylate injection is tendonitis and tendon rupture. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight because pefloxacin mesylate injection increases sensitivity to sunlight.
Tell your doctor if you have brain, spinal cord disease, epilepsy, or seizures. Pefloxacin mesylate injection can also have interactions with antacids, iron supplements, didanosine, or sucralfate. Such conditions and medications may require dosage adjustment or special monitoring. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking or health conditions you have before your treatment with pefloxacin mesylate injection.