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Baloforce 100 MG Tablet

Manufactured byMankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsBalofloxacin
Description

Baloforce 100 MG Tablet is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections of the urinary tract and lungs. It should be avoided in patients who are allergic to other fluoroquinolones. Use with caution in the elderly population as it increases the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Baloforce 100 MG Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Indigestion
  • Increased thirst
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Baloforce 100 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Pneumonia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The onset of action of this medicine is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7 to 8 hours
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Avoid taking Baloforce 100 MG Tablet if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after taking this medicine.

Myasthenia gravis

Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Tendinitis and tendon rupture

Use of Baloforce 100 MG Tablet will increase the risk to develop tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after treatment. It will affect the shoulder, hand, the back of your ankle, or other parts of your body. The risk is more if you are above 60 years of age and have a history of kidney, heart, or lung transplant and joint disease. You are also at high risk if you are on corticosteroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone or prednisone.

Drug-resistance

Usage of Baloforce 100 MG Tablet without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

Pediatric use

The safety and effectiveness of Baloforce 100 MG Tablet have not been established in children and adolescents less than 18 years of age.

Impaired liver function

Baloforce 100 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the history of liver injury due to the increase in the risk of liver enzymes.

Impaired kidney function

Baloforce 100 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney injury.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Corticosteroids

Aspirin

Antidiabetic drugs

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
The desired effect of Baloforce 100 MG Tablet is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking Baloforce 100 MG Tablet and dairy products.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Baloforce 100 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking Baloforce 100 MG Tablet before completion of course.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
Baloforce 100 MG Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme required for a bacterial DNA to replicate.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

Naik M, Nair S, Khandeparkar P. Safety and Efficacy of Balofox (Balofloxacin) in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Adults (BUTA Study) [Internet]. Medind.nic.in. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

http://medind.nic.in/ice/t12/i4/icet12i4p156.pdf

Balofloxacin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Balofloxacin

[Internet]. Journalijar.com. 2017 [cited 16 November 2017]. Available from:

http://www.journalijar.com/uploads/2013-10-03_144447_775.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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