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Bofloden O Syrup

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup. These include nausea, vomiting, 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 Bofloden O Syrup in children

  • Treatment of Bacterial & parasitic infections

Benefits of Bofloden O Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial & parasitic infections

Bofloden O Syrup is a combination medicine which can be used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It works by killing and stopping the growth of the bacteria and parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even if you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria and parasites are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Bofloden O Syrup in children

Bofloden O Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Bofloden O

  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Vaginal inflammation
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Bofloden O Syrup to my child?

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. Bofloden O Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bofloden O Syrup works

Bofloden O Syrup 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

Kidney
CAUTION
Bofloden O Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bofloden O Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bofloden O Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bofloden O Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Bofloden O Syrup to my child?

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 Bofloden O Syrup. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case it develops.
  • Your child may have an altered taste or furry tongue (coating of Bofloden O Syrup on tongue) after taking Bofloden O Syrup. 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • You have been prescribed Bofloden O Syrup for the treatment of various bacterial and parasitic infections.
  • You have been prescribed Bofloden O Syrup for the treatment of various bacterial and parasitic infections.
  • 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 Bofloden O Syrup as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. My child is having a common cold. Is it safe to give Bofloden O Syrup along with cough & cold medicines?

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

Q. What if I give excess Bofloden O Syrup by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup. Since not all medicines are given by oral route, your doctor may suggest giving an intravenous injection to your child in the hospital.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Bofloden O Syrup?

Bofloden O Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Bofloden O Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Bofloden O Syrup?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

Q. What is Bofloden O Syrup?

Bofloden O Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.

Q. Is it safe to use Bofloden O Syrup?

Bofloden O Syrup is safe for most of the patients. In some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Bofloden O Syrup?

The use of Bofloden O Syrup is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Bofloden O Syrup can increase the risks of 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. What if I don't get better after using Bofloden O Syrup?

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 Bofloden O Syrup when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on Bofloden O Syrup?

You should avoid alcohol since it may add to the dizziness and sleepiness caused by Bofloden O Syrup. Consult with your doctor, if you are not sure about the effects of the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Bofloden O Syrup?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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. What is Bofloden O Syrup?

Bofloden O Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.

Q. Is it safe to use Bofloden O Syrup?

Bofloden O Syrup is safe for most of the patients. In some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Bofloden O Syrup?

The use of Bofloden O Syrup is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Bofloden O Syrup can increase the risks of 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. What if I don't get better after using Bofloden O Syrup?

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 Bofloden O Syrup when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Bofloden O Syrup 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 Bofloden O Syrup 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.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on Bofloden O Syrup?

You should avoid alcohol since it may add to the dizziness and sleepiness caused by Bofloden O Syrup. Consult with your doctor, if you are not sure about the effects of the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Bofloden O Syrup?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.

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References

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  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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