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Sparfloxacin (By mouth)

Sparfloxacin (spar-FLOX-a-sin)

Treats pneumonia and bronchitis caused by bacteria infections in adults. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Sparfloxacin is no longer available in the United States.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sparfloxacin (Zagam®). You should not use this medicine if you have a heart condition known as QTc prolongation, or if you are using heart medicine that may affect your heart beat. These medicines include amiodarone, disopyramide, quinidine, Cardioquin®, Cordarone®, Norpace®, Pacerone®, Quinaglute®, and Quinidex®. They also include procainamide, sotalol, Betapace®, Procan-SR®, and Pronestyl®. Do not take sparfloxacin if you cannot stay away from sunlight while taking the medicine. Do not take sparfloxacin if you cannot stay away from the sunlight for 5 days after you have taken all your doses.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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