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OFORD LB TABLET belongs to the class of medicines called ‘antidiarrheal’ used to treat diarrhea that occurs due to infections. Diarrhea is a condition in which bowel movements are too frequent, leading to loose and watery stools. In general, infection of the digestive tract is the common cause of diarrhea. Different types of bacteria can cause infection.
OFORD LB TABLET contains Ofloxacin, Ornidazole, and Lactobacillus. Ofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic and inhibits DNA gyrase required for the replication, transcription, and repair of the DNA of the bacteria. Ornidazole inhibits protein synthesis and leads to cell death, thereby kills the bacteria. Lactobacillus restores the good bacteria in the gut, which is destroyed by the antibiotic. Together, OFORD LB TABLET helps in treating bacterial infections.
You should take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The common side-effects of OFORD LB TABLET are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, dizziness, headache, and photosensitivity (skin sensitivity to the sun). These side-effects are usually mild and temporary. However, if any of these side-effects persist or get worse, inform your doctor immediately.
It is recommended not to take OFORD LB TABLET if you are allergic to any contents of it. OFORD LB TABLET should not be used in patients with fits, history of inflammation or swelling of the tendons in the wrist or Achilles tendon with quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency (an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells). Do not discontinue or abruptly stop the medication as it may lead to antibiotic resistance, a condition in which bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. It is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It should be used with caution in elderly people.
OFORD LB TABLET is used to treat diarrhea caused by infection of the digestive tract. It can effectively control bowel movements, treat infection, and prevent the recurrence of symptoms. It is usually prescribed along with fluid and electrolyte therapy. It is also advised to take plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Before taking OFORD LB TABLET, inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, low potassium levels, nervous or muscle problems, head injury or brain tumor, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, heart, kidney, or liver problems. OFORD LB TABLET may increase muscle weakness, so it should be used with caution in patients with myasthenia gravis. If your eyesight is impaired or you notice any vision changes, inform your doctor immediately. OFORD LB TABLET may increase skin sensitivity to the sun, avoid sunlamps, tanning beds, and prolonged exposure to sunlight while using this medicine. If you notice tingling sensation or numbness in the hands and feet, pain, tenderness, or restricted movement of the tendons, stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately.
Drug-Drug Interactions: OFORD LB TABLET may have interaction with pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen), antibiotics (azithromycin, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, metronidazole, erythromycin), a steroid medicine (dexamethasone), anti-diabetic (metformin), medicines that suppress the immune system (azathioprine and cyclosporine), a medicine used to treat breathing problems (albuterol), and water pill (furosemide).
Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-Disease Interactions: OFORD LB TABLET should be used with caution in patients with colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), tendonitis (inflammation in tendons), disorders associated with brain and spinal cord, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease), peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain), crystalluria (cloudy urine), diabetes, kidney, liver, and heart problems.
OFORD LB TABLET may interact with alcohol and increase the risk of side-effects.
OFORD LB TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on the unborn baby.
OFORD LB TABLET may pass into breastmilk, so it is not recommended for breastfeeding women unless clinically needed and if benefits outweigh the risks.
OFORD LB TABLET may cause dizziness, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.
OFORD LB TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by the doctor as required.
OFORD LB TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by the doctor as required.
OFORD LB TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
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Diarrhoea: It is characterized by loose and watery stools with a frequent need to have a bowel movement. Diarrhoea might be a result of bacterial infection. It can be acute (lasts for a few days) or chronic (lasts for a few weeks). Diarrhoea can lead to loss of water along with salts, electrolytes, and minerals from the body. The common causes of diarrhoea include food intolerance, food allergy, adverse reaction to a medication, or infections. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, dehydration, watery loose stools, and frequent urge to evacuate the bowels.
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