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Ofcin M Suspension


Overview

Uses of Ofcin M Suspension

Ofcin M Suspension side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Ofcin 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. Ofcin M Suspension is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Ofcin M Suspension works

Ofcin 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.

Ofcin M Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Ofcin 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
Ofcin M Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Ofcin 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.
Ofcin 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
Ofcin M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ofcin M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ofcin M Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofcin M Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Ofcin M Suspension 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 Ofcin M Suspension 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

Questions Related to Ofcin M

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 daysI had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
For diarrhea which antibiotic is good for kids and for dysentery which antibiotic is good for kids?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will give opinion and prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Patient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis and clinical examination. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ofcin M?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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 a higher than the recommended dose of Ofcin M?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Ofcin 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 Ofcin M cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Ofcin 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 associated with the use of Ofcin M?

The use of Ofcin M is considered to be harmful for 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 Ofcin M cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Ofcin M can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Ofcin M cause dryness in the mouth?

Yes, the use of Ofcin 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 Ofcin M while I am breastfeeding?

Ofcin 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 Ofcin M.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Ofcin M should not to be taken?

The use of Ofcin M should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Ofcin M?

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 Ofcin M when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ofcin M 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 Ofcin M 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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  4. Ofloxacin. Potters Bar Hertfordshire: Generics [UK] Limited; 2002 [revised Mar. 2016]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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