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Agroflox Inj 50ml

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50ml Injection
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Composition:

Ofloxacin

Therapeutic classification:

Antibiotic (quinolones)
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Medical Description

Agroflox Inj 50ml contains Ofloxacin, which belongs to the group of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones.

Uses of Agroflox Inj 50ml

  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Infection of genital organs in male and female
  • Skin and soft tissue infections

Contraindications of Agroflox Inj 50ml

  • 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 Agroflox Inj 50ml

  • Inflammation of veins (phlebitis)
  • Injection site reaction (pain and reddening)
  • 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 Agroflox Inj 50ml

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Agroflox Inj 50ml during pregnancy?
A:
  • It is unsafe to take this medicine in pregnancy
  • Do not take Agroflox Inj 50ml 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 Agroflox Inj 50ml while breastfeeding?
A:
Agroflox Inj 50ml 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 Agroflox Inj 50ml?
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 Agroflox Inj 50ml?
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 Agroflox Inj 50ml

How Does It Work?

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

Directions for Use of Agroflox Inj 50ml

  • This medicine will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection
  • Do not self inject this medicine

Interactions of Agroflox Inj 50ml

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
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  • 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

Storage and disposal of Agroflox Inj 50ml

  • Store Agroflox Inj 50ml at room temperature
  • Protect it from direct sunlight
  • Please keep it away from children

Dosage of Agroflox Inj 50ml

Overdose

Your doctor or nurse will give this injection; therefore, it is unlikely that you overdose on the medicine. However, symptoms of overdose may include confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, fits, nausea and gastric mucosal erosions (inflammation of mucous membrane of stomach lining).
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Missed a Dose

  • Your doctor or nurse will monitor you about when the medicine should be given to you
  • It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I remember while taking Agroflox Inj 50ml?

A: 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: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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