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Baxdela (Generic Delafloxacin Injection)

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WARNING

Having a tendon rupture (tearing of a tendon connecting a bone to a muscle) or tendinitis (swelling of a tendon connecting a bone to a muscle) during therapy or for up to several months later increases the risk of using delafloxacin injection. These issues could impact the tendons in your shoulder, hand, ankle’s back, or other portions of your body. Any age can get tendinitis or a ruptured tendon, although adults over 60 have the highest risk. Inform your physician if you have or have ever had kidney, heart, or lung illness; rheumatoid arthritis, a condition in which the body attacks its own joints and results in pain, swelling, and loss of function, or if you engage in regular physical activity, are examples of joint or tendon disorders. If you are using oral or injectable steroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), or prednisone, let your doctor and pharmacist know (Rayos). Call your doctor right once, stop using delafloxacin injection, and rest if you suffer any of the following tendinitis symptoms: A muscle may experience discomfort, edoema, soreness, rigidity, or trouble moving. Stop using delafloxacin and seek immediate medical attention if you suffer any of the following tendon rupture symptoms: hearing or feeling a snap or pop in the tendon area, bruising where the tendon was injured, or being unable to move or bear weight on the injured area.

Delafloxacin injection use may result in sensory abnormalities and nerve damage that can persist even after you stop using the medication. As soon as you start using delafloxacin injection, this injury could happen. If you have ever experienced peripheral neuropathy, let your doctor know (a type of nerve damage that causes tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet). Call your doctor right away and stop using delafloxacin injectable if you notice any of the following signs: inability to feel light touch, vibrations, pain, heat, or cold; or numbness, tingling, discomfort, burning, or weakness in the arms or legs.

The usage of delafloxacin injection may have negative consequences on your neurological system or brain. After the initial injection of delafloxacin, this is possible. Inform your doctor if you currently have or previously had kidney illness, seizures, epilepsy, cerebral arteriosclerosis (narrowing of blood arteries in or around the brain that can cause a stroke or ministroke), stroke, or any other condition. Call your doctor right away and stop using delafloxacin injectable if you notice any of the following signs: convulsions, tremors, lightheadedness, vertigo, persistent headaches (with or without impaired vision); nightmares, difficulty getting or staying asleep, lack of confidence in people or the impression that they are trying to hurt you; Feeling restless, worried, nervous, depressed, or confused; memory issues; or other changes in your mood or behaviour. Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things or voices that do not exist) or delusions (weird thoughts or beliefs that have no basis in reality).

Delafloxacin injectable use has been linked to serious breathing problems, including death, in persons with myasthenia gravis (a nervous system illness that causes muscle weakness). If you have myasthenia gravis, tell your doctor. Your physician could advise against using delafloxacin injectable. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle weakness or trouble breathing while receiving delafloxacin injection if you have myasthenia gravis and your doctor has advised you to do so.

Discuss the dangers of using delafloxacin injection with your doctor.

When you start delafloxacin therapy, your doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer’s patient information leaflet (Medication Guide). If you have any questions, carefully read the material and contact your doctor or pharmacist. To obtain the Medication Guide, you can also go to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website or the manufacturer’s website.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Adults with bacterial pneumonia (infection of the lungs) who have developed skin infections are treated with delafloxacin injection. Delafloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics. It functions by eradicating the infection-causing germs.

How should this medicine be used?

Powdered delafloxacin injection is administered intravenously after being dissolved in liquid (into a vein). Typically, it is administered over the course of 60 minutes once every 12 hours.

Delafloxacin injection can be obtained in a hospital, or you can take the drug at home. Your doctor will demonstrate how to administer the delafloxacin injection if you plan to use it at home. Make sure you comprehend these instructions, and if you have any issues, consult your healthcare professional. If you experience any difficulties administering delafloxacin injection, see your healthcare practitioner for advice.

During the first several days of delafloxacin injection therapy, you should start to feel better. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away or get worse.

Even if you feel better, continue taking the delafloxacin injection until the prescription is finished. Unless you develop certain serious adverse effects indicated in the IMPORTANT WARNING or SIDE EFFECTS sections, do not stop using delafloxacin injection without consulting your doctor. Your illness could not be entirely treated if you stop using delafloxacin injection too soon or if you miss doses, and the bacteria might develop an antibiotic resistance.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using delafloxacin injection,

  • If you are allergic to delafloxacin, any quinolone or fluoroquinolone antibiotic, including ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin; any other medications; or any of the ingredients in delafloxacin injection, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away. For a list of the ingredients, consult the Medication Guide or speak with your pharmacist.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products that you are now taking or intend to use. Mention insulin as well as any of the diabetes-related drugs listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, including chlorpropamide, glimepiride (Amaryl, in Duetact), glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (DiaBeta), tolazamide, and tolbutamide. Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had an aortic aneurysm (swelling of the large artery that transports blood from the heart to the body), high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease (poor blood vessel circulation), Marfan syndrome (a genetic condition that can affect the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (a genetic condition that can affect skin, joints, or blood vessels), diabetes, or issues with low blood sugar.
  • Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to get pregnant, or are already pregnant. Call your doctor if you get pregnant while using delafloxacin injectable.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from delafloxacin injection are possible. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • At the injection site, irritation, discomfort, soreness, redness, warmth, or swelling may be present

Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Delafloxacin injection should be stopped immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms or any of those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING section. You should also seek emergency medical attention:

  • Severe diarrhoea (bloody or watery stools), which may or may not be accompanied by fever and cramping (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
  • Hives, shortness of breath, tingling or swelling in the face or throat, or fainting. Rash, itching, and hives
  • Intense hunger or thirst, pallor, trembling, a racing or fluttering heartbeat, excessive sweating, frequent urination, blurred vision, or unusual anxiety
  • Unexpected chest, stomach, or back pain

Other negative effects from delafloxacin injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

In case of emergency/overdose

Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.

What other information should I know?

What additional details should I be aware of?
Keep all of your appointments with your physician and the lab. To monitor your body’s reaction to the delafloxacin injection, your doctor may request specific lab tests. Your doctor might advise you to monitor your blood sugar more frequently if you have diabetes while using delafloxacin.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Baxdela®
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