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Ofal M Syrup

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Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M Syrup in Children

Benefits of Ofal M Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Ofal M Syrup 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 in case of infected diarrhea 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 Ofal M Syrup in Children

Ofal M 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 Ofal M

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

How can I give Ofal M 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. Ofal M Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Ofal M Syrup works

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

What if I forget to give Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M Syrup on tongue) after taking Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.

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Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

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

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

Q. What if I give excess Ofal M Syrup by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M Syrup?

Ofal M Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M 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 Ofal M Syrup 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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