Oflomac 200 tablet is an antibiotic used in certain bacterial infections such as infection of lungs, airways, throat, skin, soft tissues and urinary tract. It contains ofloxacin. It is not to be used in viral infections like flu, cold etc. Take the medicine as prescribed and for the exact duration. Not completing the course of antibiotics or the missing dose of antibiotics can fail therapy. You should also tell the doctor about the medicines, herbs, supplements you take and the conditions or diseases you are suffering from, before starting the medicine....
Q: Should I avoid eating a particular food while consuming Oflomac 200 tablet?
A: This medicine interacts with dairy products. So, it is advised to consume this medicine two hours prior or after having dairy products like milk, yoghurt, cheese, curd and ice cream.
Q: What information should I give to my healthcare provider before taking Oflomac 200 tablet?
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or similar medicines or you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning for a family.
Give a detailed medical/surgical history. Inform your healthcare provider, if you have any joint or muscle problems or
if you suffer from myasthenia gravis (weakness of muscles), nerve disorders or are taking any blood thinners like warfarin or coumarin. Any positive history of kidneys or liver problems, fits, heart diseases with increased QT interval, reduced heartbeats....
Other medicines interact with Oflomac 200 tablet; hence, you should duly inform your doctor about all the herbs and supplements you are taking.
Q: What care should I take to store this medicine?
A: It should be stored at the room temperature away from direct sunlight, moisture and reach of children and your pets.
Q: How long does it take to start its effect?
A: Oflomac 200 tablet is taken twice a day for three days to six weeks depending upon the condition of your disease. You should take this medicine at regular intervals at same times (every 12 hours).
Q: What is Oflomac 200 tablet used for?
A: This medicine is used for the remediation of bacterial infections by stopping their growth. However, it is ineffective against viral infections like cold and flu.
Q: Should I stop taking the Oflomac 200 tablet once my symptoms reduce?
Q: No, complete the entire course of the medicine as prescribed by your doctor even if your symptoms start reducing. Abruptly stopping the medicine may lead to reinfection.
Q: Can I take the Oflomac 200 tablet for a stomach infection?
Q: Do not self-prescribe this medicine otherwise it may cause bacterial resistance. Stomach infection can be due to various reasons. Hence, the doctor will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic after diagnosis of the symptoms and type of infection.