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Oflomac 300mg Tablet
Oflomac 300mg Tablet
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Oflomac 300mg Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 121.00
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Ofloxacin(300.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic

Medical Description

Oflomac 300mg Tab is a broad-spectrum antibiotic from the group of fluoroquinolones which kills a variety of bacteria.

Uses of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Oflomac 300mg Tab uses include treatment against pneumonia, infection of the airway (bronchitis), infections of the urinary tract, skin, stomach and intestine.

Contraindications of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Avoid this medicine if you have allergy to this or other medicines from the same group. It's use in children below 18 years of age, fits, inherited glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (GERD) and in pregnancy or breastfeeding is contraindicated.
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Side effects of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Headache with pain in the eyes, ringing sound of the ear, impaired vision, rashes over the skin and an allergy causing swelling of the face, lips or throat, fever, chills or breathing difficulty are the severe Oflomac 300mg Tab side effects. Permanent damage to the tendon, causing weakness of joints with snapping or popping sound, nerve damage may cause numbness, burning and tingling sensation. Liver problems like diarrhoea, yellowness of nails, skin, eyes, urine and dark coloured stool. Heart problems that cause breathing at high speed with increased heartbeats, fainting and headache with chest pain. Behavioural changes, nausea, fainting, difficulty in sleeping, nightmare, fits, depression and hallucinations. Rashes on the skin which bleed and ulcerate.
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Precautions and Warnings of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Oflomac 300mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
Avoid this medicine if you are planning to conceive or are pregnant. However, if you get pregnant while consuming this medicine, then discontinue it and inform your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Oflomac 300mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Since it can pass through the breast milk, your child may suffer from adverse effects. So inform your doctor that you breastfeed your baby before starting the medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Oflomac 300mg Tab?
A:
Ofloxacin may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Hence, it is better to avoid driving or going near any machines or tools.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Oflomac 300mg Tab?
A:
While taking Oflomac 300mg Tab, do not consume alcohol as it will make you feel more sleepy.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Medical conditions like depression, confusion, diabetes or low body sugar, kidney or liver disorders, severe weakness of muscles, heart problems such as reduced heart rhythm, history of heart attack, imbalance of salts in the blood or history of longer QT interval blurred vision, diarrhoea and pain in tendons indicate discontinuation of this medicine.
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Mode of Action of Oflomac 300mg Tab

How Does It Work?

This medicine acts against bacteria and is not effective against viral infections.

Directions for Use of Oflomac 300mg Tab

You should take this medicine twice a day (12 hourly) at the same time to maintain a fixed interval. It can be taken with or without food as instructed by the doctor. Continue the medicine for the prescribed duration without changing the Oflomac 300mg Tab dosage. Maintain a gap of 2 hours either before or after having any dairy product or other medicine and supplement which can alter it's effectiveness.
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Interactions of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

You should keep a list of all the prescribed or non-prescribed medicines, including the herbal supplements and inform your doctor. Certain medicines like blood thinners (warfarin, acenocoumarol), quinidine and dofetilide aggravate the side effects of Oflomac 300mg Tab by affecting the rhythm of the heart. Levofloxacin also increases the severity of side effects of Oflomac 300mg Tab.
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Interactions with food items

Dairy products interact with this medicine. Hence, consume this medicine 2 hours either before or after any dairy product.

Other general Interactions

Not much information is available for interaction with other conditions.

Storage and disposal of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Take the medicine immediately after opening the seal and keep it out of reach from children. Do not keep the medicine near heat or excess moisture. For proper disposal, contact your pharmacist or recycling department and dispose of accordingly. Do not flush or throw them loose in the garbage.
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Dosage of Oflomac 300mg Tab

Overdose

Overdose can result in nausea, vomiting, fits and confusion; hence, if you feel overdosed call your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

Consume the dose which you missed as soon as you realize it. However, if it is already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take double the dose to compensate for the missing dose. Frequent missing of a dose can result in an increased risk of getting infected with a resistant type of bacteria.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precaution should I take for eating any food while consuming the medicine?

A: Since it interacts with dairy products, consume this medicine either 2 hours before or after the dairy products. These products include foods like milk, yoghurt, cheese, curd and ice cream.

Q: How much time will it need to be effective?

A: Depending upon the severity of the disease, the medicine is taken two times a day at a regular interval of 12 hours for three days to 6 weeks.

Q: How should I store this medicine?

A: Store this medicine at room temperature but away from direct sunlight and excess moisture. Also, place it in such a way that it is away from children and pets.

Q: When is the medicine indicated?

A: The medicine is indicated in treating bacterial infections and not viral ones like cold and flu. Bacterial diseases like chronic respiratory infection (bronchitis), pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin disease, stomach and intestinal infections are commonly treated with this medicine.

Q: What important information should I provide to my doctor before consuming the medicine?

A: Any known allergy to this medicine, history of kidney or liver diseases, heart attacks, fits, nerve disorders and excessive muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) should be informed to your doctor. In case you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning for a family, this medicine should not be used. A detailed description of any herbs or nutritional supplements and other medicines must be given to the doctor since it interacts with several other medicines.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:31 AM (IST)
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