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Octel-O Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Octel-O Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics that effectively kills the microorganisms. It is used to treat gynecological infections, lung infections, urinary infections, and gastrointestinal infections such as acute diarrhea or dysentery.


Octel-O Tablet should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as an overdose of it may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better to ensure a complete recovery.

Octel-O Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Octel-O Tablet

Side effects of Octel-O Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Octel-O Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Octel-O Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Octel-O Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Octel-O Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Octel-O Tablet 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 Octel-O Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Octel-O Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Octel-O Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Octel-O Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Octel-O Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Octel-O Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • 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 Octel-O Tablet 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 Octel-O Tablet 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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I had faced an accident before a year and due to that I dameged my left eye cornea. And after some months doctor found bacterial infection. And sinces then I am treating for it. Now problem is bacterial infections has been stuck beteween layers according to doctor. And thats its get control for while and again gets active. And due to that my scar in eyes have also been fat. My vision right now is around 50% bur not clear whitness vision due to scar in centre of eye. Docot are suggesting for cornea transplant but still waiting. I dont know why. So what should I do? Should o go for transplant.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
If the infection is not going then transplant will be an option. But the way you have described it, it may not be infection but something else. There will always be a difference between what patient describes to what has been told by the doctor. Please consult your doctor. Cannot advise without examination
My daughter often complains about pain in her leg. She also avoids milk. How to tackle with her weaknesses and improve her diet.
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Use bal amrit o
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Octel-O?

Octel-O 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 Octel-O?

The use of Octel-O 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 Octel-O 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 are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Octel-O?

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. Can I take alcohol while on Octel-O?

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

Q. What is Octel-O?

Octel-O 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. What if I don't get better after using Octel-O?

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 Octel-O when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Octel-O 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 Octel-O 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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References
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