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Ofay 400mg Tablet

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Introduction

Ofay 400mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection by killing the microorganisms. It also prevents diarrhea, which may occur as one of the side effects of this medicine.

Ofay 400mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken as suggested by the doctor. It can be taken with or without 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.

Ofay 400mg 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, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

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 Ofay Tablet

Side effects of Ofay Tablet

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 Ofay

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Ofay 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. Ofay 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ofay Tablet works

Ofay 400mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Lactobacillus. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ofay 400mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ofay 400mg 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
Ofay 400mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ofay 400mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ofay 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ofay 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ofay 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofay 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication timely to maintain steady levels in your body.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Ofay 400mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids and a healthy diet while taking the medicine.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how medicine affects you.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

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. What if I miss my dose?

Take Ofay 400mg Tablet as soon you as 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 stop taking Ofay 400mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ofay 400mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. Ofloxacin. Potters Bar Hertfordshire: Generics [UK] Limited; 2002 [revised Mar. 2016]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Lactobacillus. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ofloxacin. Raritan, New Jersey: Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2008. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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