OF 400MG TABLET
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OF 400MG TABLET contains a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones, primarily used to treat infections caused by the bacteria including pneumonia, gonorrhoea (a sexually transmitted disease), typhoid fever, infectious diarrhoea, and infections of the skin, eye/ear, bone, joint, abdomen, and prostate (male reproductive gland). A bacterial infection is a condition in which bacteria grows in the body and cause infection. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly.
OF 400MG TABLET contains antibacterial Ofloxacin, which helps in treating and preventing a wide range of bacterial infections. It is bactericidal and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It inhibits the repairing of bacterial cells and kills the bacteria, thereby preventing further spread of the infection. OF 400MG TABLET is a broad-spectrum antibiotic against most Gram-negative bacteria, many Gram-positive bacteria and some anaerobes bacteria (that lives without oxygen).
OF 400MG TABLET should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is advised to take it with food and be taken at a fixed time to achieve maximum effect. Do not take OF 400MG TABLET with dairy products as it may lower its efficacy. You may experience sleep problems, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, itching, external genital itching in women, vaginal inflammation (vaginitis) and taste changes in some cases. Most of these side effects of OF 400MG TABLET 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, or shortness of breath, immediately contact the doctor.
Inform your doctor if you have any lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorder or difficulty sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or problem with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs. Inform your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Use of OF 400MG TABLET is associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon (tough tissue that connects muscle to bone) rupture in all ages. People taking OF 400MG TABLET who are over 60 years are at high risk, especially those who are taking any anti-allergic medicines like corticosteroid drugs. OF 400MG TABLET is contraindicated in people with kidney/heart diseases, and those who have had lung transplant should its use is not recommended.
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Like all medicines, OF 400MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should contact the doctor if you have tendon rupture, arthralgia (joint pain), sleep problems, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, itching, external genital itching in women, vaginal inflammation (vaginitis) and taste changes. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not take OF 400MG TABLET if you are allergic or have had a severe reaction to ofloxacin or any other quinolone or fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as delafloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and ciprofloxacin. Taking OF 400MG TABLET may increase the chances of developing tendinitis (swelling of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) or have a tendon rupture (tearing of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle). Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant, kidney disease, a joint or tendon disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disorder of joints causing pain, swelling, and loss of function), seizures (fits), epilepsy or if you participate in regular physical activity. Taking OF 400MG TABLET may worsen muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis (a nervous system disorder that causes muscle weakness) and cause severe difficulty breathing or death. Dairy products should be avoided along with OF 400MG TABLET. And also, exposure to sunlight should be avoided while taking OF 400MG TABLET as it may cause increased phototoxicity or photosensitivity. Patients with epilepsy and irregular heartbeat (QT prolongation) should tell their doctor before taking OF 400MG TABLET.
Alcohol is not known to cause any unpleasant side effects if taken along with OF 400MG TABLET. But intake of alcohol with OF 400MG TABLET may damage your liver. So intake of OF 400MG TABLET should be avoided with OF 400MG TABLET.
OF 400MG TABLET is a pregnancy Category C medicine. It is not known whether OF 400MG TABLET will affect pregnant women or fetus or not. Hence, the intake of OF 400MG TABLET should be avoided if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as it may harm the baby.
OF 400MG TABLET is excreted in human milk. But the amount of OF 400MG TABLET absorbed by the nursing infant is unknown. So, it should not be taken while breastfeeding.
OF 400MG TABLET can affect alertness and coordination. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.
OF 400MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Your doctor may have to adjust the dose if there are symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, yellowing of or skin/eye.
OF 400MG TABLET 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.
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If you miss a dose of OF 400MG TABLET, 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, OF 400MG TABLET should not be taken along with dairy products as it might affect the absorption and efficacy of OF 400MG TABLET. However, you can take it with a meal that includes these foods or drinks.
OF 400MG TABLET 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.
Yes, after taking OF 400MG TABLET, you may have diarrhea. OF 400MG TABLET is an antibiotic that kills or prevents bacterial growth, so in case some good intestinal bacteria which aid in digestion might also get killed. So, drink plenty of fluids and take probiotics to prevent excessive loss of fluids from the body (dehydration).
No, OF 400MG TABLET should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you take it in more than the recommended dose, it might cause unpleasant side effects. If you think your symptoms are not improving, please consult your doctor
Take OF 400MG TABLET either 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking an antacid, multivitamin, or other product that has calcium/magnesium/aluminium/iron/zinc, antiulcer agent (sucralfate) or anti-HIV drug (didanosine).
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