Nadifloxacin

Description

Nadifloxacin is a topical medication used for the treatment of acne vulgaris and skin infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 14 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nadifloxacin

  • Feeling of facial warmth
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Itching, redness or irritation at application site
  • Increased sweating
  • Skin blistering

Uses of Nadifloxacin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Bacterial skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to nadifloxacin or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reaction

Use of this medicine may cause allergic reactions in some patients. Report any symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, hives, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Susceptibility testing

It is advised to perform a susceptibility testing prior to the use of this medicine to minimize the chance of developing resistant microorganisms.

Usage on skin

This medicine is intended for use on the skin only. Avoid contact of the medicine with your eyes, mouth, or nose.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 14 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting certain processes that are essential for the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Topical acne agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://ciplamed.com/content/nadibact-creamgel

Nadifloxacin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 25 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12447

Nadifloxacin: a quinolone for topical treatment of skin infections and potential for systemic use of its active isomer, WCK 771. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 25 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17020421

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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Aug 2018

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