Ofloxacin

Brand: tarivid

Application: Treatment of infection

 

Drug forms of ofloxacin

  • Pills, ear drops, eye drops

 

 

Drug forms of ofloxacin

Ofloxacin Drug Information

Dosage and method of use of the drug ofloxacin

Contraindications to the use of ofloxacin

Taking ofloxacin during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of afloxacin on driving and operating machinery

Drug Interactions Ofloxacin

Special warnings and precautions while taking ofloxacin

Side effects of the drug ofloxacin

Overdose of ofloxacin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ofloxacin

 

 

Ofloxacin Drug Information

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic prescribed for infections such as chest infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections and sexually transmitted infections. Some infections go away with a pill, but in some cases the patient may need to take the medicine for more than a week. Ofloxacin kills the infection by killing the bacteria

If you are interested in learning more about other forms of ofloxacin, such as ofloxacin eye drops and ofloxacin ear drops, you can refer to the relevant page.

 

Dosage and method of use of the drug ofloxacin

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with ofloxacin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The usual dose is 200 mg or 400 mg daily. However, for some types of infections, your doctor may prescribe two pills a day, which should usually be taken every 12 hours.
  • To improve the effectiveness of the antibiotic afloxacin, try not to miss a dose of the drug.
  • Do not chew the medicine but swallow it with plenty of water.
  • Avoid eating milk, antacids, or iron-containing medicines or medications containing zinc and iron (such as multivitamins) for two hours before and after taking ofloxacin, as these interfere with the absorption of ofloxacin.
  • Even if you feel that the infection is completely cured, take the pills prescribed by your doctor completely and do not skip the treatment halfway.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of ofloxacin

  • Note the expiration date of the drug ofloxacin and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give ofloxacin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with ofloxacin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking ofloxacin during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of afloxacin on driving and operating machinery

Ofloxacin may make you lethargic or drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Ofloxacin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with ofloxacin include "blood thinners" (eg, asnocomarol and warfarin), and strontium.

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

Ofloxacin is very similar to levofloxacin. Do not use levofloxacin-containing medicines in combination with ofloxacin.

In addition to ofloxacin, many medications may affect heart rhythm (prolongation of QT time), including: amiodarone, dofetilide, quinidine, sotalol, and…

Ofloxacin may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as urine screening for drugs) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor and nurse that you are taking this medicine before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ofloxacin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ofloxacin:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you are under 18 years old.
  • If you have ever had a problem such as tendonitis.
  • If you have any kidney problems.
  • If you have epilepsy or any other condition with seizures.
  • If you have any heart disease or unusual heartbeat.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).
  • If you are deficient in glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). It is a genetic disorder that causes allergies to foods such as beans.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another quinolone drug or antibiotic (such as norfloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and nalidixic acid).

 

Side effects of the drug ofloxacin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Feeling sick, nausea, vomiting: Eat simple foods.
  • Diarrhea: Drink plenty of fluids to replace the water lost from your body.
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Sleep problems, itchy skin, cough and burning eyes: If these problems are bothersome, see your doctor.

Important Note: In some people, ofloxacin causes rare but serious side effects. If you experience any of the following, consult your doctor as soon as possible: Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face and mouth, skin rash or any breathing problem

  • Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face and mouth, skin rash or any breathing problem
  • Pain or swelling in the joints
  • Mental disorder about hurting yourself

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of ofloxacin.

 

Overdose of ofloxacin (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take ofloxacin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of ofloxacin

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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