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Proquin XR

When and How to Use Proquin XR

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Proquin XR include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken once a day for three days.
  • Proquin XR should be taken with your main meal of the day, usually the evening meal. Taking this medication with food helps your body absorb it.
  • Try to take Proquin XR at about the same time each day to keep an even level in your bloodstream.
  • These tablets should be swallowed whole -- do not crush, cut, or chew them. Tell your healthcare provider if you cannot swallow the tablets.
  • Do not take Proquin XR with dairy products alone (such as milk or yogurt) or calcium-fortified juices (such as orange juice). However, it is okay to take it with meals that contain these products.
  • Make sure you stay well hydrated during Proquin XR treatment by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Proquin XR is used to treat bacterial infections. It is not effective against viral infections, such as the common cold or flu.
  • Proquin XR is not interchangeable with other ciprofloxacin products, including Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin extended release) and Cipro.
  • You should start to feel better within a couple of days of beginning treatment. However, it is important that you finish all your doses. Your infection may not be completely gone, even though you feel better. Stopping this medication too soon may cause your symptoms to return, or lead to antibiotic resistance.
  • For Proquin XR to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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