Ofloxacin Tablets belong to the category of quinolone antibiotics and are commonly used to treat bacterial infections. These include gonorrhea, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, or skin infections. It works both on gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria efficiently. This medication works by hindering the growth and reproduction of bacteria. It does not work on viral infections like the flu or cold.
Swallow this medicine with water as a whole. Do not split, crush or chew the medicine as it may cause disruption to the drug. Take this tablet with or without food as prescribed by your doctor, every 12 hours( twice a day).
The duration of this antibiotic course will be decided by the doctor after examining the severity of the infection and your body’s response to the ailment. Consume a plethora of fluids while taking this medicine unless your doctor suggests the other way.
Complete the full prescribed dose of this medicine even if symptoms disappear and you start feeling well. Discontinuing its use may lead to the continued growth of bacteria in the body and result in the reoccurrence of the infection.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you ever had an allergy to quinolone antibiotics or any other category of antibiotics. This medication may have inactive ingredients which may lead to allergic reactions. Talk to your doctor for further details.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor before taking these tablets if you suffer from diabetes, nerve problems, seizure problems, joint/tendon problems, high blood pressure, blockage of blood vessels, or any genetic disorders or syndromes.
Ofloxacin might cause a serious cardiac issue- QT prolongation which affects the heart’s rhythmic beats.. Some of the symptoms which include fast or irregular heartbeat and dizziness are life-threatening and need medical attention immediately. Lowered levels of magnesium or potassium in the hemoglobin may also lead to QT prolongation. Inform your doctor if you experience severe or prolonged nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Some other points to be kept in mind are listed as follows:
There are certain ill effects of this medicine in some cases. It is not necessary that the same will be shown up in everyone. But if your side effects get worse or cause discomfort, promptly contact your doctor.
Some familiar side effects include
o Upset stomach
o Trouble sleeping
Most of these side effects are self-cured as soon as the body adjusts to the medicine. In case these symptoms persist for longer, consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you have any of the below-listed side effects
o Signs of a new infection(persistent fever)
o Change in urine volume(a sign of kidney problem)
o Liver problem symptoms(abdominal pain, yellow skin or eyes,nausea or vomiting)
o Easy bleeding
Using this medicine for repeatedly time may result in an oral yeast infection. Consult your doctor if you have white patches in your mouth or a change in vaginal discharge.
Seek immediate medical help if you experience shortness of breath, pounding ir irregular heartbeat, abnormal sweating, fainting, severe back pain, extreme fatigue, and nose bleeding.
Question 1. Can this medication cause skin allergy?
Answer-Although a serious allergic reaction is rare but consults your doctor if you experience rashes on your skin, redness, or selling
Question 2. To which category do Ofloxacin 200 mg tablets belong?
Answer-Ofloxacin 200 mg belongs to the category of quinolone antibiotics widely used to treat bacterial diseases.
Question 3. Can we use anti-diarrhea products with this medicine?
Answer-Using anti-diarrhea or opioid products may make the symptoms even worse. Do not use them until the doctor prescribes you so.