Ofloxacin 200 mg Tablets
OFLOXACIN contains a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones, primarily used to treat infections caused by the bacteria including pneumonia, gonorrhoea ( a sexually transmitted disease), typhoid fever, infectious diarrhoea, and infections of the skin, eye, ear, bone, joint, abdomen, and prostate (male reproductive gland). A bacterial infection is a condition in which bacteria grows in the body and cause infection. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly.
OFLOXACIN should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is advised to take it with food and be taken at a fixed time to achieve maximum effect. Do not take OFLOXACIN with dairy products as it may lower its efficacy. You may experience sleep problems, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, itching, external genital itching in women, vaginal inflammation (vaginitis) and taste changes in some cases. Most of these side effects of OFLOXACIN do not require medical attention gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. If you experience any allergic reaction symptoms such as rashes, itching, swelling, or shortness of breath, immediately contact the doctor.
USES OF OFLOXACIN
OFLOXACIN contains antibiotic Ofloxacin, which in treating and preventing a wide range of bacterial infections caused by most Gram-negative bacteria, many Gram-positive bacteria and some anaerobes bacteria (that lives without oxygen). It is bactericidal in nature and works by killing bacteria that cause infections by preventing the formation of their cell wall required for living. It also inhibits the repairing of bacterial cells. Altogether it kills the bacteria. OFLOXACIN has the advantage of good penetration in most deep tissues and body fluid. Hence, it is also suitable for the treatment of deep tissue and bone bacterial infections.
Directions for Use
OFLOXACIN can be taken with or without food (excluding dairy products). Always take this medicine exactly as your have told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Ensure you drink a lot of water or different liquids consistently while you are taking Ofloxacin.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Please swallow the forgotten dose immediately. However, when it is time for your next regular dose, do not take the missed dose, skip the dose, and take your regular dose. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. Also, do not take Ofloxacin more than once a day.
In case of Emergency/Overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Data is likewise available online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. If the casualty has imploded, had a seizure, experiences difficulty breathing, or can’t be stirred, quickly call emergency services at 911.