Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension

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Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension is given to children for the treatment of bacterial infections of the teeth, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, and genital tract. This medicine is also given as an empirical antibiotic for infected diarrhea mixed with blood and serious infections like peritonitis.

Give Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension 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. Generally, this medicine is prescribed to be 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. Never change the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor since these depend upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight.

In some cases, this medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects, including nausea, vomiting, weight loss, metallic taste, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, and mild skin rash. These side effects are temporary and recede when your child gets used to the medicine. In case the side effects persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension 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, peritonitis, burning sensation while passing urine, and certain genital tract infections. This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. You may start seeing an improvement in the infection within 3 to 5 days of regular dosing. But, you must still 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 Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension in children

Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension 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 Ofcinbet-SM

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

How can I give Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension 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. Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension works

Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension is a combination of three active ingredients. While two of its ingredients, namely ofloxacin and metronidazole are antibiotics, simethicone is a gas-absorbing agent that improves gastric tolerability of the combination. The antibiotic ingredients interfere with the genetic material of bacteria by impairing its DNA. This kills the infection-causing bacteria, preventing its growth and stopping the infection. On the other hand, Simethicone binds with the gas bubbles produced as a result of the other two ingredients or as a result of some other problem. By doing so, it aids in the removal of gases and provides relief in stomach pain and bloating.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension 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. However, you should skip the dose if the next scheduled dose is near. In case of any confusion, do consult your doctor and do not double the dose to catch up.

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Quick tips

  • Diarrhea is a common side effect of this medicine. If it occurs, make sure your child drinks plenty of water.
  • Your child may have an altered taste or furry tongue (coating of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension on tongue) after taking Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension. 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 Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Never use this medicine for the common cold and flu as they are caused by viruses and Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension treats only bacterial infections.
  • Discontinue Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension and inform the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.
  • Only give Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.

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FAQs

Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension to my child?

You must tell the doctor if your child is suffering from heart disease, seizures, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, or genetic disorders involving blood vessels. This is because there is a possibility that Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

Q. Can Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension be given along with cough and cold medicines?

No, do not give Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension with cough and cold medicines. The reason being, one of the ingredients present in Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension can interact with alcohol-containing medicines like cough syrups and can lead to disulfiram reaction, causing nausea, vomiting, flushing, dizziness, etc.

Q. What if I give an overdose of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension by mistake?

An extra dose of Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, blood cell abnormalities, and rapid and irregular heartbeat. Rush to your child’s doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension for the prescribed duration?

It could mean that Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension is unable to kill the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe some other antibiotic that has a higher efficacy against the disease-causing bacteria. Remember, that sometimes, such antibiotics may have to be given by IV route (intravenous injection) in the hospital.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension?

Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. How should Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension be stored?

Store Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Children may accidentally consume medicines if they find them while playing around. So, make sure that all the medicines are kept away from their reach and sight.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension?

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. My child has been passing red-brown urine ever since he started taking Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension? Is it normal?

Ofcinbet-SM Oral Suspension contains active ingredient metronidazole, which causes red-brown urine. It is not pathogenic but a side effect. It subsides once the medicine is stopped after the completion of the treatment.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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