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Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

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By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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26.54
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Ofloxacin(100.0 Mg)
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Antibiotic

Medical Description

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab is an antibiotic medication which belongs to the classification of medicines called quinolone antibiotics and is used predominantly for various bacterial infections.

Uses of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab uses include treatment of bacterial infections of the chest (respiratory system), the kidneys and bladder (urinary tract), and male and female genital organs, including gonorrhoea and other genital infections.
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Contraindications of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

  • Allergy to the medicine or similar medicines such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, or nadifloxacin
  • Pregnancy, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Problems related to tendons such as swelling or inflammation of tendons (tendonitis)
  • Epilepsy or fits
  • Individuals less than18 years of age
  • Deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (a family inherited condition that affects red blood cells) or a family history of it

Side effects of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab side effects are stomach upset, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, dizziness, stomach pain/cramping, mucus or blood in stool, allergic reactions such as rashes, itching, swelling of face, lips, tongue and throat.
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Precautions and Warnings of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
A:
Avoid taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
This drug is known to pass into breast milk; hence, do not take this drug while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
A:
This medicine is known to cause sleepiness or dizziness in such cases. Avoid driving or operating tools and machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
You should not consume alcohol when taking this medicine as it may lead to severe side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Stop the intake of this medicine and seek immediate medical attention if you have any signs or symptoms of any of the side effects and if your eyesight becomes impaired. Report to your doctor if you have heart problems, salt imbalance in the blood or slow heart rhythm.
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Mode of Action of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab composition works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It does not work against viral infections such as common cold, flu, etc.

Directions for Use of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

  • This medication has to be swallowed whole
  • Do not chew or break the medicine
  • Take this medication as prescribed by your doctor with or without food
  • Take plenty of water with this medication, unless told otherwise by your doctor
  • Do not discontinue or alter the course prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab for bacterial infections are reported to have interactions with other antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, norfloxacin, etc.), blood thinners (warfarin, jantoven, coumadin), and heart rhythm drugs (amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol etc.)
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Interactions with food items

This medicine is known to have interactions with dairy products; hence, take this medication 2 hours before or after any intake of dairy products.

Other general Interactions

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Mental illness
  • Myasthenia gravis (illness with excessive muscle weakness)
  • Diabetes or low blood sugar

Storage and disposal of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

  • Keep away from the reach of children
  • This medicine does not need special storage conditions
  • Do not use this medicine post the expiration date mentioned on it
  • Follow medical waste management protocol in the disposal of this medicine

Dosage of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab

Overdose

Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab dosage should be as prescribed by your doctor. Do not overdose as it may lead to extreme dizziness, confusion or fits. Seek immediate medical attention in the case of overdose.

Missed a Dose

In the case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the following dose, skip the missed dose. Consult your doctor for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take paracetamol along with Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab?

A: You can take this medication along with paracetamol as there are no known interactions with it.

Q: Can I stop taking Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab when I feel better?

A: Do not stop taking this drug mid-course. Complete the prescribed course even when you feel better.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab?

A: Inform to your doctor if you are taking blood thinners, and if you have diabetes, myasthenia gravis, or any heart, kidney, liver diseases.

Q: Does Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab increase the risk of muscle damage?

A: Yes, the intake of this drug can increase the risk of muscle damage. Consult your doctor for more details.

Q: Should I worry about diarrhoea during the course of Zenflox Dt 100mg Tab?

A: This drug can cause diarrhoea as a side effect, but you should not stop on the completion of the course. If the problem persists seek immediate medical attention.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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