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Abflox 200mg Tab

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Composition:

Ofloxacin(200.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Antibiotic (quinolones)
therapy

Medical Description

Abflox 200mg Tab contains Ofloxacin, which belongs to the group of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones.

Uses of Abflox 200mg Tab

  • Respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Inflammation of bladder (Cystitis)
  • Gonorrhoea (Sexually transmitted disease in both male and female genital organs)
  • Other infection of genital organs in male and female

Contraindications of Abflox 200mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to Ofloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are allergic to the class of medicines called Fluoroquinolone
  • If you have a history of fits (epilepsy)
  • If you have problems related to tendon (tissue connecting muscles to bones) like inflammation and swelling of the tendons (tendonitis)
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby or if you are breastfeeding
  • If your age is less than 18 years
  • If you have Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency (an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells) or a family history of this deficiency

Side effects of Abflox 200mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Cough
  • Inflammation of pharynx and nasal cavity (Nasopharyngitis)
  • Diarrhea
  • Itchy skin (Pruritus)
  • Rash

Precautions and Warnings of Abflox 200mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Abflox 200mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is unsafe to take this medicine in pregnancy
  • Do not take Abflox 200mg Tab if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby
  • If you conceive while taking this medicine, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Abflox 200mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Abflox 200mg Tab can pass into human breast milk and can cause serious harm to your baby. Hence, breastfeeding should be discontinued while you are taking this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Abflox 200mg Tab?
A:
  • You may experience drowsiness, dizziness and visual disturbances when you are taking this medicine
  • You should not drive or use any tools or machines while taking this medicine

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Abflox 200mg Tab?
A:
You should not drink alcohol while taking this medicine, as alcohol may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience pain, swelling or weakness of joints
  • Your age is more than 60 years, then chances of tendon disorders is high
  • You have myasthenia gravis; you may experience weakness and difficulty in breathing
  • You have a history of mental illness, fits
  • You have liver or kidney disorders
  • You are suffering from diabetes, you need to be careful as a drop in blood glucose can occur, watch for headache, weakness, tremors, sweating
  • You are going out in the sun, cover your skin properly and apply sunscreen

Mode of Action of Abflox 200mg Tab

How Does It Work?

This medicine inhibits bacterial DNA, thereby restricting their growth and eventually killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Abflox 200mg Tab

Swallow the whole medicine with a glass of water.

Interactions of Abflox 200mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines that alter heart rhythm like Quinidine, Hydroquinidine, Disopyramide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Dofetilide, Ibutilide
  • Medicines used to treat depression like Clomipramine, Cmitriptyline
  • Antibiotics like Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Azithromycin
  • Medicines used to treat mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Medicines or dietary supplements that contain iron, aluminium, magnesium, or sucralfate. Ofloxacin should not be taken within two hours of taking these medicines as they reduce the effect of this medicine
  • Medicines known as Corticosteroids used to treat inflammation and swelling
  • Medicines used as painkillers like Ibruprofen or Diclofenac
  • Medicines used to treat respiratory diseases like Theophylline
  • Medicines used to treat diabetes like Glibenclamide, Furosemide
  • Medicines that may affect your kidney functions like Methotrexate, Cimentidine, Probenicid
  • Medicines used as blood thinners like Warfarin
  • Medicine used to treat HIV infections like Didanose

Interactions with food items

This medicine can be taken with or without food, as no known interaction is reported.

Storage and disposal of Abflox 200mg Tab

  • Store Abflox 200mg Tab at room temperature
  • Protect it from moisture and sunlight
  • Keep it away from pets and children

Dosage of Abflox 200mg Tab

Overdose

  • If you take more medicine than prescribed, this medicine may cause confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, fits, nausea and gastric mucosal erosions (inflammation of mucous membrane of stomach lining)
  • Contact your doctor immediately in case of overdose, or rush to the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: My physician gave me Abflox 200mg Tab for an infection, and now my 12 year old child has the same virus, can I giver her Ofloxacin?

A: No, never give this medicine to children. This medicine is known to cause serious side effects of tendon rupture in growing children. Hence, it should never be given to them.

Q: What should I remember while taking Abflox 200mg Tab?

  • Do not take any medicine to stop the diarrhea if you develop watery or bloody diarrhea while taking Ofloxacin. Stop the medicine and inform your doctor immediately
  • Avoid going out in the sun. Wear a protective covering or use a sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn
  • Inform your doctor if you experience redness, itching, rash, swelling after exposure to sun
Last Updated on: 30 Nov 2019 | 08:18 PM (IST)

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