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Quinoflox 500 mg operates by inhibiting bacterial DNA gyrase (topoisomerase), a critical enzyme for bacterial DNA replication, leading to disruption of DNA functionality. The medication effectively targets both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, along with potential activity against certain anaerobic microorganisms.

Manufactured By

Bosch Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Product Form


Generic Category

Quinolones Anti-Bacterial



Pack Size 



Adults and children 10+

Recommended Dosage

Adults: 2x daily

Children: Depends on weight

  • The dosage of Quinoflox 500 mg depends on the infection being treated and the patient's age and weight.
  • Quinoflox Tab 500Mg 2X5S is taken by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day. The medicine should be taken with food to reduce the risk of stomach upset.
  • Quinoflox Tab 500Mg 2X5S can make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid excessive sunlight exposure and wear sunscreen when you are outside.

Quinoflox 500 Mg Uses

Indications for usage include the treatment of diverse bacterial infections, encompassing:

  • Respiratory infections like pneumonia and bronchitis
  • Urinary tract infections such as cystitis and pyelonephritis
  • Skin infections including cellulitis and impetigo
  • Gastrointestinal infections like traveler's diarrhea
  • Bone and joint infections encompassing osteomyelitis and septic arthritis
  • Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection
  • Inhalational anthrax, a severe infection caused by Bacillus anthracis bacteria   

Quinoflox 500 mg can cause a variety of side effects, some of which are more serious than others. The most common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Stomach upset
  • Increased liver enzymes

Other, less common side effects include:

  • Tendon problems
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Central nervous system side effects
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems

Certainly, here are potential interactions between Quinoflox 500 mg and other medications:

  • Warfarin (Anticoagulant): Combining Quinoflox 500 mg with warfarin, an anticoagulant, may enhance warfarin's effects, thereby increasing the risk of bleeding.
  • Steroids (e.g., Prednisone): When taken alongside Quinoflox 500 mg, especially in older adults, the risk of tendon problems could be elevated.
  • Metformin (Diabetes Medication): Using Quinoflox 500 mg with metformin may amplify the risk of lactic acidosis, a serious but rare condition associated with metformin use.
  • Tizanidine (Muscle Relaxant): Combining Quinoflox 500 mg with tizanidine, a muscle relaxant, might intensify tizanidine's effects, leading to dizziness, drowsiness, and lightheadedness.
  • Cimetidine (Antacid): Quinoflox 500 mg could heighten cimetidine blood levels, potentially causing side effects like drowsiness and confusion.
  • Theophylline (Asthma Medication): Co-administration of Quinoflox 500 mg might reduce the effectiveness of theophylline, an asthma medication, by decreasing its blood levels.

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