Aflox M Suspension


Overview

Uses of Aflox M Suspension

Aflox M Suspension is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.

Aflox M Suspension side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Aflox M Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Aflox M Suspension is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Aflox M Suspension works

Aflox M Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Metronidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Metronidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Aflox M Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Aflox M Suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aflox M Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Aflox M Suspension is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Aflox M Suspension may make you feel sleepy, dizzy, confused. You may have hallucinations, fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision) affecting your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aflox M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aflox M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aflox M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aflox M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Aflox M Suspension if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Aflox M Suspension as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Aflox M?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Aflox M?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Aflox M can lead to increased side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can the use of Aflox M cause metallic taste?
Yes, the use of Aflox M can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Aflox M?
The use of Aflox M is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to or any other excipient. It should also be preferably avoided in patients with history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), or tendon rupture seen with the use of ofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorder.
Q. Can the use of Aflox M cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Aflox M can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Aflox M cause dryness in the mouth?
Yes, the use of Aflox M can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I take Aflox M while I am breastfeeding?
Aflox M should be used with caution in nursing mothers as it can lead to serious side effects. You should always consult your doctor before taking Aflox M.
Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Aflox M should not to be taken?
The use of Aflox M should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Aflox M?
Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Aflox M when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Aflox M and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What if I miss my dose?
Take Aflox M as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Aug 2018.
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