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Bacter OZ Suspension

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Bacter OZ Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that is given to children to effectively treat a wide range of bacterial infections that may occur in the teeth, lungs, gastrointestinal infections, urinary and genital tract.

Give Bacter OZ Suspension to your child orally, preferably at a fixed time, either before or after meals. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. This medicine is usually given two times a day, in the morning and evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double the dose if it is time for the next dose. You must stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as they depend upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight.

In some cases, minor and temporary side effects may develop after the intake of Bacter OZ Suspension. These include nausea, vomiting, anorexia, metallic taste, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, and mild skin rash. These side effects almost always resolve on their own as your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist or start bothering your child, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Tell the doctor if your child has had any previous episode of allergy, heart-problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Knowledge of your child’s entire medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Bacter OZ Suspension

Benefits of Bacter OZ Suspension

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Bacter OZ Suspension is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections, such as tooth abscess, gum infection, pneumonia, diarrhea, dysentery, burning sensation while passing urine, and genital tract infection. It is also given as an empirical antibiotic for infected diarrhea mixed with blood and serious infections like peritonitis.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. It is most likely that your child’s infection will start showing improvement within 3 to 5 days of the regular dosing. But, you must finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Bacter OZ Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bacter OZ

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Dizziness
  • Metallic taste

How to use Bacter OZ 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. Bacter OZ Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Bacter OZ Suspension works

Bacter OZ Suspension is an antibiotic consisting of ofloxacin and ornidazole as its active ingredients. Both these ingredients tamper the bacteria’s DNA. Thus, it kills the infection-causing bacteria, stopping the infection and the bacteria from growing further without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Bacter OZ Suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bacter OZ Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Bacter OZ Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bacter OZ Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bacter OZ Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bacter OZ Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bacter OZ Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bacter OZ Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bacter OZ Suspension?

Do not panic. You can give the medicine as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child. In case of any confusion, do consult your doctor and remember not to double the dose to catch up.

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Quick Tips

  • Diarrhea is a common side effect of Bacter OZ Suspension. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case it develops.
  • Your child may have an altered taste or furry tongue (coating of Bacter OZ Suspension on tongue) after taking Bacter OZ Suspension. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid within 2 hours of taking Bacter OZ Suspension as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Quit giving Bacter OZ Suspension and speak to the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.
  • Only give Bacter OZ Suspension to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.

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Patient Concerns

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Taxim oz tab is given for what problem
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
it is used to treat infections
Zenflox oz tablet for 3 months pregnant women any side effect . Zenflox oz its ok for 3 month pregnant
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No it should not be taken unless necessary. Every medicine can have potential side effects during pregnancy but we have to weigh the benefit vs risks
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FAQs

Q. My child is having a common cold. Is it safe to give Bacter OZ Suspension along with cough & cold medicines?

Bacter OZ Suspension can interfere with cough and cold medicines. One of the active ingredients of Bacter OZ Suspension can interact with alcohol-containing medicines like cough syrups and can cause adverse effects. Don’t give your child any medicines along with Bacter OZ Suspension without consulting the doctor.

Q. What if I give excess Bacter OZ Suspension by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Bacter OZ Suspension will not impact your child’s health, never give an overdose of any medicine. If you think you have given too much to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, blood cell abnormalities, and rapid and irregular heart beat. Rush to your child’s doctor on an immediate basis if you notice any of these symptoms.

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Bacter OZ Suspension for the prescribed duration?

Not seeing any improvement could signify that the medicine is not able to act against the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe an antibiotic having a farther reach of impact than Bacter OZ Suspension. Since not all medicines are given by oral route, your doctor may suggest giving an intravenous injection to your child in the hospital.

Q. What other medicines should my child avoid while taking $ name?

Bacter OZ Suspension should not be taken with antacids, warfarin, alcohol containing medicine (cough syrups), antiepileptic medicines (phenytoin, carbamazepine), lithium, medicines used for lowering blood glucose levels, and medicines affecting the heart. Also, do not use Bacter OZ Suspension with calcium, iron, zinc, and multivitamin supplements. Furthermore, medicines that cause allergies due to sunlight should also be avoided.

Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Bacter OZ Suspension?

If your child is scheduled to get vaccinated with BCG, cholera, and typhoid, inform your child’s doctor that your child is taking Bacter OZ Suspension. This is because the use of Bacter OZ Suspension can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.

Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Bacter OZ Suspension to my child?

Inform the doctor if your child is suffering or has suffered from a heart disease, genetic disorders involving blood vessels, seizures, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, or rheumatoid arthritis. This is because there is a possibility that Bacter OZ Suspension may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

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References

  1. Ornidazole. Auckland, New Zealand: Teva Pharma (New Zealand) Limited; 2018. [Accessed 19 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ofloxacin [FDA Label]. Raritan, NJ: Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2008. [Accessed 19 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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