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    Prilox Information

    Prilox is a prescription drug, available for use as Cream, Tablet. Urinary Tract Infection, Ear Infection, Bacterial Infections are some of its major therapeutic uses. Prilox also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Prilox depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Prilox can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Prilox are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Prilox's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. It is important to know if Prilox has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Prilox related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) must refrain from the use of Prilox since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Prilox are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Prilox may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Prilox, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Prilox Benefits & Uses

    Prilox is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Prilox Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Prilox Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Prilox safe for pregnant women?


      Prilox can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Prilox, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Prilox safe during breastfeeding?


      If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Prilox. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Prilox on the Kidneys?


      Prilox rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prilox on the Liver?


      Prilox is rarely harmful for the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Prilox on the Heart?


      Prilox may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Prilox with Other Drugs

    Prilox should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Life Threatening

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild



    Prilox Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Prilox unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Prilox

    • Is this Prilox habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Prilox is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Prilox, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Prilox can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Prilox is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Prilox in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Prilox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Prilox


      Taking Prilox with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Prilox


      Taking Prilox with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Prilox

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Prilox?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    Prilox is a brand name of ofloxacin. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called fluoroquinolones. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic, used for treating bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary, respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal, anthrax, bone, and eye infections.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Prilox affect tendons and muscles?

    Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, long-term use of Prilox can increase the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture in some people. However, the exact mechanism of tendon rupture is not known. If you suffer from tendon rupture or any kind of muscular pain after consuming this drug, please consult your doctor immediately.

    Question over 4 years ago

    can I take Prilox for UTI infection?

    Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

    Yes, you can take Prilox for UTI infection. It is the first-line drug for treating UTI infection. It is active against the bacteria which causes UTI infection. However, you must follow the entire course of this medicine and do not discontinue medication without consulting your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Prilox cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Prilox without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Prilox is a prescription drug, hence do not take Prilox without consulting doctor. It can be harmful to patients to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1400

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 713

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Floxin® (ofloxacin)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ocuflox® (ofloxacin)

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