Zanocin Od 600 Mg Tablet 10

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Ofloxacin(600.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zanocin OD 600 tablet is used in various bacterial infections of the lung, throat, airways, nose and ears. This medicine is used in the treatment of certain sexually transmitted diseases. It is an ant...
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Uses of Zanocin Od 600 MG

Zanocin OD 600 tablet is used for the treatment of respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis), urinary tract infection, inflammation of the bladder (Cystitis), gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted d...
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Contraindications of Zanocin Od 600 MG

  • If you are allergic to Ofloxacin or any other ingredients of Zanocin OD 600 tablet.
  • If you are allergic to the class of medicines called Fluoroquinolone.
  • If you have Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency (an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells) or a family history of this deficiency.
  • If you have problems related to the 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 you have a history of fits (epilepsy).
  • If you are below the age of 18 years.

Side effects of Zanocin Od 600 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Sleeping problems
  • Vertigo
  • Skin rash, irritation
  • Jaundice
  • Inflammation of pharynx and nasal cavity (Nasopharyngitis)

Precautions and Warnings of Zanocin Od 600 MG



Can I take Zanocin OD 600 tablet during pregnancy?
  • It is unsafe to take Zanocin OD 600 tablet during pregnancy as it may cause harm to your unborn baby, thus it should not be used if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
  • If you conceive while on treatment, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Zanocin OD 600 tablet while breastfeeding?
Ofloxacin in Zanocin OD 600 tablet can pass into breast milk and can cause serious harm to your baby. Hence, breastfeeding should be discontinued while you are taking this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Zanocin OD 600 tablet?
You may experience drowsiness, dizziness and visual disturbances like a double or blurred vision when you are taking Zanocin OD 600 tablet, thus you should avoid driving or using any tools or machines while taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Zanocin OD 600 tablet?
You must avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zanocin OD 600 tablet, as alcohol may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.

Other General Warnings

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

Mode of Action of Zanocin Od 600 MG

How Does It Work?

Ofloxacin in Zanocin OD 600 tablet works by inhibiting bacterial DNA, thereby restricting their growth and eventually killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Zanocin Od 600 MG

Zanocin OD 600 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, with or without food. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you took it ...
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Interactions of Zanocin Od 600 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Zanocin OD 600 tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you...
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  • Medicines that alter heart rhythm like Quinidine, Hydroquinidine, Disopyramide, Amiodarone, Sotalol, Dofetilide, Ibutilide.
  • Medicines used to treat depression like Clomipramine, Amitriptyline.
  • 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 medic...
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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, Cimetidine, Probenecid.
  • Medicines used as blood thinners like Warfarin.
  • Medicine used to treat HIV infections like Didanosine.

Interactions with food items

Zanocin OD 600 tablet can be taken with or without food, as no known interaction is reported.

Storage and disposal of Zanocin Od 600 MG

  • Store Zanocin OD 600 tablets at room temperature, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Zanocin Od 600 MG


  • Overdose of Zanocin OD 600 tablet may cause confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, fits, nausea and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach lining.
  • If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Zanocin OD 600 tablet, 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...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: My physician gave me Zanocin OD 600 tablet for an infection and now my 12-year-old child has the same virus, can I give 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 precautions should I take while on treatment with Zanocin OD 600 tablet?

  • Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhoea 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 sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience redness, itching, rash, swelling after exposure to the sun.

Q: Can I stop taking Zanocin OD 600 tablet on my own?

  • No, do not stop taking Zanocin OD 600 tablet on your own.
  • Complete the course of this medicine which your doctor has prescribed to you.
  • Stopping the course of an antibiotic leads to antibiotic resistance and treatment failure.

Q: Can Zanocin OD 600 tablet be taken by a pregnant woman?

A: No, it is unsafe to take Zanocin OD 600 tablet in pregnancy. If you conceive while taking this medicine, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor.

Q: Is diarrhoea a side effect of Zanocin OD 600 tablet?

  • Yes, you may experience diarrhoea after taking this medicine as it is an antibiotic.
  • It can affect the normal bacterial flora of your gut along with the harmful bacteria.
  • If you have severe diarrhoea, reach out to your doctor.


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ContainsOfloxacin(600.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 02 Apr 2021 | 09:14 AM (IST)
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