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Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml

Manufacturer/Marketer

Abbott India Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml

Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml is a combination of antibacterial (ofloxacin) and anti-amoebic (metronidazole) used to treat various infections caused by bacteria and dysentery caused due to amoeba. A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our bodies. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. Amoebic dysentery can be caused due to Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, or Clostridium difficile.

Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml is a combination of two antibiotics that include Ofloxacin and Metronidazole. Ofloxacin prevents the division of bacterial cells. It also inhibits the repairing of bacterial cells. Both these actions lead to the killing of the bacteria. Metronidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that are responsible for causing infections. It works by damaging their DNA. Both are bactericidal in nature, and collectively they help in treating the disease effectively.

Take Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml as prescribed. Your doctor will recommend how often you take Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience nausea, vomiting, upset of stomach, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and metallic taste. Metronidazole can also cause headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion. Most of these side effects of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. If you experience any allergic reaction symptoms such as rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc., please consult your doctor immediately.

It is not advisable to stop taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml suddenly to avoid unpleasant side effects. The full course prescribed by the doctor should be completed. Inform your doctor if you have any lung disease, epilepsy, sleeping disorder, or difficulty sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or problem with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs. Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml should not be used by the pregnant women (especially during the first trimester), breastfeeding mother and patients with liver diseases, low blood white cells (leukopenia), seizures (fits), gastro intestine diseases (like Crohn's disease, Inflammatory bowel disease etc.) and other neurological related diseases. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as it can lower your mental alertness and cause dizziness.

Uses of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml

Bacterial infection, Diarrhea, Dysentry, Intestinal infection

Medicinal Benefits

Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml is a combination of two antibiotics that include Ofloxacin and Metronidazole. Ofloxacin prevents the division of bacterial cells. It also inhibits the repairing of bacterial cells. Both these actions lead to the killing of the bacteria. Metronidazole kills parasites and bacteria that are responsible for causing infections. It works by damaging their DNA. Both are bactericidal in nature.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it with or without food (excluding dairy products) as advised by the doctor. Swallow it with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it.Suspension: Shake the bottle well before use. Check the label for directions and take it with or without food in doses as prescribed by the doctor with the help of a measuring cup.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to ofloxacin, metronidazole, or any other antibacterial or anti-amoebic agents, please inform your doctor to avoid any unwanted side effects like swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue. Taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml may increase the chances of developing tendinitis (swelling of a tissue that joins a bone to a muscle) or a tendon rupture. Dairy products should be avoided along with Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml. And also, exposure to sunlight should be avoided while taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml as it may cause increased phototoxicity or photosensitivity. Patients with an irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation) should tell their doctor before taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml. Some medicines like pain killers (ibuprofen or diclofenac,) anti-asthma (theophylline), anti-diabetic (glibenclamide), anti-gout (probenecid), anti-cancer (5-fluorouracil), antidepressant (lithium), antiepileptic (phenobarbital, phenytoin), blood thinner (warfarin) should not be taken with Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml to avoid worsening of the condition. Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml should not be given to the pregnant mother (during the first trimester) and in nursing mothers as it passes into the breast milk. Please inform you, doctor, before taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml if you have a history of problems with your liver, blood, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), nervous system (convulsions). Do not drink alcohol with Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml as it may cause flushing and drowsiness which can alter your mental alertness.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interaction: This medicine may have an interaction with pain killers (ibuprofen or diclofenac,) anti-asthma (theophylline), anti-diabetic (glibenclamide), anti-gout (probenecid), anti-cancer (5-fluorouracil), antidepressant (lithium), antiepileptic (phenobarbital, phenytoin), and blood thinner (warfarin).

Drug-Food Interaction:  Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml interacts with dairy products (like milk or yoghurt) or calcium-fortified juices alone.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant, kidney disease, a joint or tendon disorder (rheumatoid arthritis), seizures (fits), low white blood cell count (leukopenia), epilepsy or if you participate in regular physical activity before starting Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • IBUPROFEN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • GLIBENCLAMIDE
  • PROBENECID
  • LITHIUM
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • WARFARIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Alcohol should not be consumed while taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml to avoid unpleasant side-effects like flushing, lightheadedness, dizzy and drowsy.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml should not be taken if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant while taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml, stop taking the medication, and contact your doctor immediately. Metronidazole should not be given in the first trimester of the pregnancy as it may cause harm to the fetus.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml passes in the breast milk so the nursing mother should avoid taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml can cause dizziness in some patients. If you feel dizzy, please do not operate the car.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      safe if prescribed

      Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml can be given to the children for typhoid fever, diarrhoea, stomach infection, amoebiasis, abdominal infection, diarrhoea and intestinal infection.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Do not drink or eat a lot of caffeine-containing products such as coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola, or chocolate. Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml may increase nervousness, sleeplessness, and anxiety caused by caffeine.
    • Probiotics should be taken after taking the full course of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml in order to restore some healthy bacteria in the intestines that may have been killed. Taking probiotics after antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Certain fermented foods like yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kimchi can help restore the intestine's good bacteria. 
    • Include more fiber-enriched food in your diet, as it can be easily digested by your gut bacteria, which helps stimulate their growth. Thus, fiber-rich foods may help restore healthy gut bacteria after a course of antibiotics. Whole grains like whole-grain bread, brown rice should be included in your diet. Make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids every day while you are taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml.
    • Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml as it can make you dehydrated and may affect your sleep. This can make it harder for your body to aid the Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml in fighting off infections.

    Special Advise

    You should consult a doctor if you have symptoms associated with dehydration like dry mouth, excessive thirst, wrinkled skin, little or no urination, dizziness and lightheadedness.

    Other Information (FLA0414)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - May-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial Infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly of spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. People with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can make them more prone to bacterial infection.

    Diarrhoea: It is the increase in bowel movement leading to increased and loose motions. 

    Dysentery: It is inflammation of the intestine, particularly the colon, caused by the bacteria Shigella.

    FAQs

    It is not advised to take alcohol with Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml. Taking alcohol while taking Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml can cause serious side effects such as headaches, feeling or being sick, pain in the stomach, hot flushes, a fast or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, drowsiness, etc.

    Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml makes your skin sensitive to sunlight, known as photosensitivity. So, prolonged exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light should be avoided. In case of emergency, you should always wear sunscreen before going out.

    If you miss a dose of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it's almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

    No. Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml is an antibacterial medicine that acts only against bacterial infections and not against viral infections . You should not take Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml without prior consulting your doctor. Self-medication is dangerous and can lower the efficacy of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml, leading to antibiotic resistance.

    Yes, intake of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml may cause dry mouth and you might be feeling thirsty frequently. Try to drink plenty of fluids (water with electrolytes) and probiotics. You may also have a dry lip for which you can use lip balm.

    Avoid intake of Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml if you have a history of problems with your liver, blood or nervous system (convulsions or fits), low white blood cell count (leukopenia).

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    Flagyl-OF 50/100 Suspension 60 ml

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