Overview

Uses of O Q M Suspension
O Q M Suspension is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.
O Q M Suspension side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache
How to use O Q 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. O Q M Suspension is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.
How O Q M Suspension works
O Q 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.
O Q M Suspension related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
O Q 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
O Q 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
O Q 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.
O Q 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
O Q M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of O Q M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
O Q M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of O Q M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to O Q M

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Diarrhoea - having loose motion with gas pressure 3 to 4 times during morning and some times during the day and night
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.52-syrup-otc1355462-2 tea spoon syrup morning & evening before taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsyou can give along with allopathic medicine
Sir from 2 weeks there is diarrhoea(not watery),discomfort, gassy, gastric (took rantac and its okay for now) but frequent use of bathroom is seen please advise
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Metron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 dayRabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of O Q M?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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 dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of O Q 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 O Q M cause metallic taste?
Yes, the use of O Q 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 to the use of O Q M?
The use of O Q M is contraindicated in 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 O Q M cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of O Q M can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of O Q M cause dryness in the mouth?
Yes, the use of O Q 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 O Q M while I am breastfeeding?
The use of O Q 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 the O Q M.
Q. Are there any specific conditions in which O Q M should not to be taken?
The use of O Q M should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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