OFLO BM OINTMENT

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Primarily used for

Bacterial Infections, severe allergic reaction, preservation of the medicinal products
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Pregnancy
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20.5
₹4.1/ointment
5 GM in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of OFLO BM OINTMENT

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Uses of Ofloxacin

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Ofloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Ofloxacin

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How OFLO BM OINTMENT works

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

Beclometasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.
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Side effects of Beclometasone

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Skin scar, Altered bone growth, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Beclometasone

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How OFLO BM OINTMENT works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation..
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Uses of Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products.
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Side effects of Benzalkonium Chloride

Common

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting.

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How to use Benzalkonium Chloride

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How OFLO BM OINTMENT works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.

In Depth Information on OFLO BM OINTMENT

Expert advice for Ofloxacin

  • 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.

Expert advice for Beclometasone

  • Do not stop taking beclometasone tablets even if you feel better follow your doctor’s advice when and how to stop.
  • Beclometasone should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not start or continue the beclometasone spray/tablet and consult your doctor if  you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Some people may feel sleepy after taking beclometasone. Avoid driving or performing activities that require alertness till you know how the drug affects you.

Expert advice for Benzalkonium Chloride

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or nose and rinse immediately with plenty of cool tap water in case of accidental contact. • Never use benzalkonium chloride solution on blistered/ cut skin. • Consult your doctor before using benzalkonium chloride solution in children younger than 2 years. • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use.  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. • Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients. • Should not be given to patients who have a deep puncture wound, animal bite or serious burns.
Warnings
Special precautions for OFLO BM OINTMENT
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oflo bm ointment 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for OFLO BM OINTMENT

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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.
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Frequently asked questions for Beclometasone

Q. How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor
Q. Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication
Q. Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain
Q. Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.
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