Oflomac 100mg Tablet
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Oflomac 100mg Tab composition is ofloxacin which belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones. They are antibiotics used in the treatment of various bacterial infections.
Uses of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Oflomac 100mg Tab uses include treatment of skin infections, urinary tract infection, infection of stomach and intestine, respiratory tract infection, and of male and female genital organs infections. It is also used in the treatment of an infection caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea.
Contraindications of Oflomac 100mg Tab
- Patients with allergic reaction to ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin or norfloxacin
- Patients with epilepsy
- Minors (age below 18 years)
- Pregnant women
- Patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (genetic disorder)
Side effects of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Oflomac 100mg Tab side effects include fits, mood swings, depression, hallucination. Also serious permanent nerve and tendon damage, increased pressure changes in the skull (vision disturbance, headache), liver disorders, mucus, bloody diarrhea, nausea, fits, yellow discoloration of eyes, nails, and skin, dark-colored urine and clay colored stools, increased heart rate, chest pain, skin reactions and allergic reactions. Also, altered mood, behavioral changes, depression, hallucination, paranoia, tremors, insomnia, and nightmares.
Precautions and Warnings of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Can I take Oflomac 100mg Tab during pregnancy?
Oflomac 100mg Tab should not be taken during pregnancy or while planning for a child. In case of conception during treatment, medicine should be stopped immediately and physician should be consulted.
Can I take Oflomac 100mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes through breast milk and can harm the infant, and hence should not be taken during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have taken Oflomac 100mg Tab?
Ofloxacin can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive after taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol can increase the drowsiness and dizziness caused by taking the medicine, and hence should be avoided during treatment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Oflomac 100mg Tab should not be taken in case of liver, kidney, heart, and mental disorders. Physician should be informed prior to treatment of the entire medical history. Complete the entire course of the dosage as prescribed by your doctor.
Mode of Action of Oflomac 100mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The medicine contains ofloxacin, which acts by preventing and inhibiting bacterial growth.
Directions for Use of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Oflomac 100mg Tab dosage should be swallowed with water or taken as prescribed by the doctor.
Interactions of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Anti-depressants and anti-psychotics
- Calcium, aluminum, zinc and magnesium containing products
- Amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol
- Warfarin, Jantoven, Coumadin
- Diclofenac, indomethacin, aspirin, naproxen
- Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, gemifloxacin, norfloxacin, moxifloxacin
Interactions with food items
Ofloxacin is known to interact with dairy products. The syrup therefore should be taken 2 hours prior or after consumption of dairy products.
Other general Interactions
Interaction with other conditions is unknown.
Storage and disposal of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Oflomac 100mg Tab should be stored in a cool and dry place, and as instructed on the label. Keep away from excessive heat and sunlight.
Dosage of Oflomac 100mg Tab
Overdose can cause confusion, fits or extreme dizziness. Consult your doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose should be taken as soon as remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, then skipped the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the things I should discuss with the doctor prior to beginning treatment?
A: The doctor should be informed if you are suffering from any heart, kidney, or liver disorders. He should also be informed of current conditions or history of convulsions or long QT syndrome, myasthenia gravis, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart rhythm disorders, and low levels of potassium in the blood. He should be informed about the concurrent medications, if any, which are being continued or have been stopped prior to the treatment.
Q: What are the other precautions to be taken while taking the medicine?
A: Avoid strong sunlight while taking ofloxacin. The medicine should be stopped immediately in case of vision impairment and a specialist should be consulted.
Q: When should I stop taking Oflomac 100mg Tab?
A: The entire course of the antibiotic should be completed. Stop taking the medicine immediately and consult the doctor in case your eyesight becomes impaired, you experience a skin rash or an allergic reaction, experience severe diarrhoea, notice numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.
Q: How should I take the medicine?
A: Oflomac 100mg Tab dosage should be taken with or without food as instructed by the doctor. The entire course should be completed. Dose adjustments should be avoided without prior consultation with the doctor.
Q: What are the things to keep in mind during treatment?
- Do not take the medicine in case
- you have a mental illness, liver/kidney disorders,myasthenia gravis-illness with excessive muscle weakness, are diabetic or suffer from low blood sugar
- During treatment do not take any medicine to treat the bloody diarrhea
- The physician should be consulted for further course of action
- In case of sun exposure use sunscreen
- Avoid taking live vaccines as their efficacy may be hampered due to ofloxacin
- electronic Medicines Compendium. Ofloxacin 400 mg Tablets.
- electronic Medicines Compendium.Package leaflet: information for the patient. Ofloxacin 200 mg Tablets. Ofloxacin 400 mg Tablets.
- Bar-Oz B, et al. Use of antibiotic and analgesic drugs during lactation. 2003.
- Gupta A, et al. Maternal Medication and Breastfeeding. 2007.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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