Raxar

(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

RAXAR Tablets contain grepafloxacin hydrochloride RAXAR (grepafloxacin) is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent for oral administration.

The chemical name for grepafloxacin is ()-1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-5-methyl- 7-(3-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid monohydrochloride sesquihydrate. Its molecular formula is C19H22FN3O3HCl 3/2 H2O and it has a molecular weight of 422.88. It is soluble in water and very slightly soluble in ethanol.

RAXAR (grepafloxacin) Tablets are white to pale yellow, film-coated, biconvex, bevel-edged tablets containing either 200 mg, 400 mg, or 600 mg of grepafloxacin base, formulated as a hydrochloride salt. Each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2910, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, and titanium dioxide.

What are the possible side effects of grepafloxacin (Raxar)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking grepafloxacin and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • irregular or slow heartbeats;
  • repeated fainting;
  • seizures;
  • confusion or hallucinations;
  • liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue); or
  • ...

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Raxar Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Raxar

Generic Name: grepafloxacin (Pronunciation: grep a FLOX a sin)

  • What is grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • What are the possible side effects of grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • Who should not take grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • How should I take grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Raxar)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Raxar)?
  • What should I avoid while taking grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • What other drugs will affect grepafloxacin (Raxar)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is grepafloxacin (Raxar)?

Grepafloxacin nasal was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1999.

Grepafloxacin is an antibiotic in a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Grepafloxacin fights bacteria in your body.

Grepafloxacin is used to treat various types of bacterial infections.

Grepafloxacin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of grepafloxacin (Raxar)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking grepafloxacin and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • irregular or slow heartbeats;
  • repeated fainting;
  • seizures;
  • confusion or hallucinations;
  • liver damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort, unusual bleeding or bruising, severe fatigue); or
  • muscle or joint pain.

If you experience any of the following less serious side effects, continue taking grepafloxacin and talk to your doctor:

  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
  • headache, lightheadedness, drowsiness, or insomnia;
  • ringing in your ears; or
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What is the most important information I should know about grepafloxacin (Raxar)?

Grepafloxacin nasal was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1999.

Take all of the grepafloxacin that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Drink plenty of extra fluids every day while taking grepafloxacin.

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 4 hours before or 4 hours after a dose of grepafloxacin. Taking antacids, sucralfate, or vitamin or mineral supplements too close to a dose of grepafloxacin can greatly decrease the effects of the antibiotic.

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