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Oxolinic Acid

    DAE Class; Rx

    Common Brand Names; UTIBID

    • Quinolones

    Oxolinic Acid belongs to quinolone antibiotics. itsimilar in structure and function to nalidixic acid, used as an urinary antiseptic for treatment of urinary infections. May cause CNS stimulation and GI upset. Should not be given in epilepsy.

    Oxolinic Acid is primarily indicated in conditions like Cerebro-vascular insufficiency, Diabetic nephropathy, Peripheral vascular disease, Sickle cell disease.

    Hypersensitivity. Severe renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. G6PD deficiency. Children. Convulsive conditions.

    Urinary stones, muscle pain, hypersensivity reactions (e.g. rash, urticaria, pruritus, photosensitivity, leukopenia, eosinophilia), nausea, vomiting, anorexia, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, metallic taste, increased LFTs, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, confusion, vertigo, somnolence, headache, peripheral neuropathy, paraesthesia, photophobia, blurred vision, disturbances in accommodation, diplopia, convulsions, hallucination.

    Impaired renal or hepatic function; exposure to strong sunlight. Elderly.

    Caution should be used in patients with renal insufficiency.Patients should be advised that quinolones may be associated with hypersensitivity reactions, even following a single dose, and to discontinue the drug at the first sign of a skin rash or other allergic reactions.

    No Information regarding High Risk Group is available.

    Adult: 750 mg every 12 hr.

    Oxolinic Acid


    • 750 mg