Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Ofex O Tablet

Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial & parasitic infections. It is used to treat gastrointestinal infections such as acute diarrhea or dysentery, gynecological infections, lung infections, and urinary infections.

Ofex O Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Ofex O 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. Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Ofex O Tablet works

Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Ofex O Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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
Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kidney
Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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 Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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 Ofex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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.

FAQs

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ofex O?
The use of Ofex O is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Ofex O can increase the risks of 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ofex O?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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. What is Ofex O?
Ofex O is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.
Q. Is it safe to use Ofex O?
Ofex O is safe for most of the patients.; However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Jul 2018.
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