Brand Name: Oflox
Strength: 100mg / 200mg / 400mg
Manufactured By: Cipla Limited
Oflox belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It kills sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive.
MEDICINE USES :
Cipla Ofloxacin is used for treating mild to moderate infections caused by certain bacteria. This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
CIPLA OFLOXACIN SIDE EFFECTS :
· Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; trouble sleeping; vomiting;
· Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur;
· Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); pale stools; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures;
· Shortness of breath; shock (pale skin); sleeplessness;
· Severe or persistent stomach pain or cramps; shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
· Suicidal thoughts; tendon pain, inflammation, or swelling; tightness of the throat;
· Tremors; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; urination problems; yellowing of the skin or eyes;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects;
OFLOX OFLOXACIN TABLETS PRECAUTIONS:
Oflox may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines.
Long-term or repeated use of Oflox may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
Nerve problems in the arms, hands, legs, or feet can happen in people taking Oflox. These nerve problems can happen soon after this medication is started and may be permanent.
Lab tests, including kidney function, may be performed while you use Ofloxacin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Ofloxacin should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 18 years; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking this medicine while you are pregnant. Ofloxacin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking it.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Store Ofloxacin tablets at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
DRUG INTERACTIONS :Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, quinidine, sotalol), cisapride, diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), macrolide or ketolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin, telithromycin), medicines for mental or mood disorders, medicines that may affect your heartbeat, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of serious side effects, including irregular heartbeat and other heart problems, may be increased. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines may affect your heartbeat
Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) because the risk of tendon problems may be increased
Foscarnet, NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen), or tramadol because the risk of seizures may be increased
Insulin or other medicines for diabetes (eg, glipizide) because the risk of low blood sugar may be increased
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), procainamide, or theophylline because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Ofloxacin
Live typhoid vaccine because its effectiveness may be decreased by Ofloxacin
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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