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Composition FOR OFDEX

Ofloxacin(0.3% w/v),Dexamethasone(0.1% w/v)

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No interaction found
Ofdex eye/ear drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR OFDEX

Ofloxacin(0.3% w/v)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction
Dexamethasone(0.1% w/v)

Uses

Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Delusion, Thinning of bones, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Fluid retention, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Fracture, Psychosis, Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Allergic reaction, Hypersensitivity reaction, Decreased potassium level in blood, Suicidal thoughts, Extremes of being happy or sad, Tendon rupture, Salt and water retention, Weight gain, Swelling, Stinging sensation, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Hallucination, Itching, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Irregular menstrual cycle, Depression, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Feeling of discomfort, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Behavioural changes, Irritation, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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Expert advice FOR OFDEX

  • Avoid taking milk or dairy products, or taking antacids, didanosine, sucralfate, or vitamins within 2 hours before or after taking ofloxacin.
  • Do not start or continue the ofloxacin tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ofloxacin or any of the other ingredients of ofloxacin tablet.
  • Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking ofloxacin tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits (epilepsy), inflammation of the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones (tendinitis), myasthenia gravis and kidney problems.
  • Drink adequate fluid to prevent the formation of highly concentrated urine.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to light to prevent photosensitivity.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking ofloxacin tablet because you may feel sleepy.

Frequently asked questions FOR OFDEX

Ofloxacin

Q. What is ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.
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Q. Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Q. Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin expire?
Yes, ofloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Ofloxacin when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Dexamethasone

Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No. Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q. Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor
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Q. Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding
Q. Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable
Q. Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs
Q. Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination
Q. Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination
Q. Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor
Q. What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)