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Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup


Overview

Introduction of Oflobid Syrup

Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, stomach, skin and soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia). It prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

You may experience nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration. Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, shortness of breath or breathing problems.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems, while taking this medicine.

Uses of Oflobid Syrup

Oflobid Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Oflobid Syrup

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. Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oflobid Syrup works

Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Oflobid Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Oflobid Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Oflobid 50 mg/5ml Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Oflobid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Oflobid

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Dr. Pranav Gupta
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Mega CV is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections
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Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Oflobid with paracetamol?

Oflobid 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 the use of Oflobid cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Oflobid can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Oflobid when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Oflobid and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Oflobid increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Oflobid is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle (achilies tendon). Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Oflobid. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

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References
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