Oflox tablet 400mg is a broad spectrum antibiotic used in the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis, septicemia, otitis externa, acute otitis media. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Oflox Tablet 400mg is Ofloxacin 400mg.
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which acts by showing bactericidal activity against a wide range of gram negative and gram positive microorganisms and also restrain bacterial topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase enzymes.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking Oflox tablet 400mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Oflox tablet 400mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew the tablet whole.
Avoid missing/forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Oflox tablet 400mg may be taken with or without food.
It is usually taken twice a day for 3 days to 6 weeks, or as recommended by your doctor, your doctor will suggest you how long to prolong Oflox tablet 400mg.
For children take the advice from the doctor, it is not recommended in children younger than 18 years.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental over dose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before taking this tablet – it is not known whether this tablet will harm an unborn or not.
Safety during lactation is not yet established. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking the tablet.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may need your alertness because this medicine may impair your reactions or thinking.
Avoid taking antacids, theophylline, a diuretic or water pill, amiodarone, procainamide, sotalol and NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others – this is not the complete list of possible drug interactions. Therefore, inform your doctor if you start or stop any medication during the treatment.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, skin and skin structure infections, and others. It fights bacteria in the body.
Ofloxacin works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician. Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 200 to 800 mg per day in divided doses. Eye drops- Instill 1-2 drops into affected eye(s) every 4 hours.
Headache. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. Tendons may rarely get irritated and tear. Unsafe allergic effects may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Do not give oral product to a child younger than 18 years of age. If you have an allergy to ofloxacin or any other part of this drug. If you have had tendons get irritated or torn when taking this drug or an alike drug in the past. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have myasthenia gravis. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Pain in back of the ankle. Joint pain or swelling. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Quinolones, Eye Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics, Ear Anti-Infectives & Antiseptics
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