Oflokem 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Oflokem Tablet
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Oflokem Tablet side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Oflokem 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. Oflokem 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Oflokem Tablet works
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
Oflokem Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oflokem 200 mg 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
CAUTION
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oflokem 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oflokem 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflokem 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Oflokem Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Oflokem 200 mg Tablet, 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

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Oflokem 200 mg Tablet 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 Oflokem 200 mg Tablet 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 Oflokem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Oflokem

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Oflokem a penicillin?
Oflokem is not a penicillin. Oflokem belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Oflokem a painkiller?
Oflokem is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Oflokem a sulfa drug?
Oflokem is not a sulfa drug. Oflokem belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflokem contain sulfa?
Oflokem does not contain sulfa. Oflokem belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflokem affect birth control?
Oflokem does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Oflokem 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 Oflokem contain penicillin?
Oflokem does not contain penicillin. Oflokem belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Oflokem treat chlamydia?
Oflokem 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 Oflokem expire?
Yes, Oflokem 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. What is Oflokem used for?
Oflokem 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 Oflokem a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Oflokem is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Can I take Oflokem with paracetamol?
Oflokem 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 Oflokem with ibuprofen?
Oflokem 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 Oflokem. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Oflokem an antibiotic?
Oflokem is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Oflokem bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Oflokem is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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