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Maxaquin

Maxaquin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Maxaquin)?

Take the missed dose up to 2 hours late. If more than 2 hours have passed since you missed the dose, skip it and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose (Maxaquin)?

Seek emergency medical attention.

The most common symptom of a lomefloxacin overdose is seizures.

What should I avoid while taking lomefloxacin (Maxaquin)?

Lomefloxacin may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, and a severe sunburn may result. Avoid exposure to both direct and indirect sunlight during therapy and for a few days after treatment ends. If you experience severe burning, redness, itching, swelling, or blistering, contact your doctor.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Lomefloxacin may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.

What other drugs will affect lomefloxacin (Maxaquin)?

Do not take antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum (e.g., Tums or Rolaids), the ulcer medicine sucralfate (Carafate), or vitamin or mineral supplements that contain iron or zinc for a minimum of 2 hours before or 2 hours after a dose of lomefloxacin. Taking antacids, sucralfate, or vitamin or mineral supplements too close to a dose of lomefloxacin can greatly decrease the effects of the antibiotic.

Before taking lomefloxacin, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB);
  • probenecid (Benemid);
  • cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune);
  • insulin or an oral diabetes medication such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase), and others; or
  • a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, others), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox), ketoprofen (Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail), and others.

You may not be able to take lomefloxacin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with lomefloxacin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about lomefloxacin written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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