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Composition FOR OFLO P

Ofloxacin(3 mg),Prednisolone(10 mg)

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Oflo p 3mg/10mg eye 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.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR OFLO P

Ofloxacin(3 mg)

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

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Loss of appetite, Irritation in urethra, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal itching, Irritation in vagina, Pain in vagina, Pain in urethra, Burning sensation in urethra
Prednisolone(10 mg)

Uses

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

How it works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.

Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Fragile skin, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Decreased libido, Bone degradation, Happiness, Altered menstrual cycle, Increased risk of infection, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Personality changes, Increased sweating, Absence of menstrual periods, Fatigue, Acne, Muscle weakness, Heartburn, Skin redness, Increased blood pressure, Decreased sexual function, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Mood changes, Delayed wound healing, Behavioural changes, Eye swelling, Muscle stiffness, Altered blood lipids, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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Expert advice FOR OFLO P

  • 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 OFLO P

Ofloxacin

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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.

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Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.

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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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Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.

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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.

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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.

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Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

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Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

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Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

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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.

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Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

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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.

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Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Prednisolone

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Is prednisolone an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

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How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take corticosteroids for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.

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Does prednisolone cause weight gain?
Weight gain is a common side effect of prednisolone. In case you experience excessive weight gain while taking prednisolone, please consult your doctor.

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Does prednisolone cause hair loss?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause hair loss rather it can cause extra hair growth. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

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Does prednisolone cause drowsiness?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness after taking prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone contain penicillin?
Prednisolone does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

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Does prednisolone need to be refrigerated?
Prednisolone does not need to be refrigerated. Store prednisolone below 25°C in a dry place and protect from light.

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Does prednisolone expire?
Yes, prednisolone does 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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Does prednisolone give you energy?
Prednisolone does not give energy. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

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Does prednisolone cause acne?
Acne is a side effect associated with the use of prednisolone. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive acne while taking prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone make you thirsty?
Prednisolone has not been reported to increase thirst. Talk to your doctor if you experience excess thirst after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

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Is prednisolone a pain-killer?
Prednisolone is not a pain-killer.

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Does prednisolone increase blood pressure?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms of increased blood pressure after taking prednisolone and always share your medical history of hypertension (high blood pressure) if you are asked to take prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone increase blood sugar?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood sugar level. It can also lead to an increased requirement of antidiabetic therapy in diabetic patients. Talk to your doctor in case you are a diabetic before starting prednisolone and closely monitor your blood sugar levels if you are taking prednisolone.

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Can I take prednisolone for cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of cough. Cough is a symptom of a disease and it is important to know the associated disease before taking any medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have a long-standing cough.

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Can I take steroids for a week?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take steroids for a year?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.

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Can I take steroids for a chest infection?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of chest infection. It can cause worsening of an existing infection, can mask signs of infection and re-activate certain previous infections like tuberculosis. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of chest infection.

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Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for treatment of whooping cough or any kind of infection. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of whooping cough.

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Can I take steroids for bodybuilding?
Steroids are not recommended to be used for bodybuilding.

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How long can I take prednisolone for?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Don’t start or stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, you may need to reduce the dose gradually. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.

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Is prednisolone safe during pregnancy?
Prednisolone can cause fetal harm when given to a pregnant woman. Studies suggest that use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

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Is prednisolone a corticosteroid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

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Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

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Is prednisolone an immunosuppressant?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

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Is prednisolone a glucocorticoid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).

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Is prednisolone an anabolic steroid?
Prednisolone is not an anabolic steroid but is a corticosteroid. In contrast to anabolic steroids (used by “bodybuilders”), corticosteroids are used in inflammatory conditions for their anti–inflammatory effects.

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Is prednisolone safe for babies?
Prednisolone can cause growth retardation (decreased growth) in infancy, childhood, and adolescence which may be irreversible. Treatment with prednisolone in babies should be limited to the minimum dosage for the shortest possible time. Please consult your doctor before using prednisolone in babies.

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Is prednisolone same as prednisone?
Prednisone and prednisolone both belong to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids. Prednisone is activated by the liver into prednisolone. Prednisone and prednisolone are used in the same manner and are equally effective.

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Can I take prednisolone with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of prednisolone and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of prednisolone accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with antibiotics.

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Can I take prednisolone without food?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. So, it should preferably be taken with food.

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Can I take prednisolone with paracetamol?
Prednisolone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take any medicines along with alcohol. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with alcohol.

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Can I take prednisolone with naproxen?
Naproxen and prednisolone can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increase risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with citalopram?
Prednisolone can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with ibuprofen?
Prednisolone and ibuprofen can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with chlorphenamine maleate?
Prednisolone can be taken with chlorphenamine maleate. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with omeprazole?
Prednisolone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with milk?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. There are no specific recommendations or interactions related to its use with milk.

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