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Overview

Uses of Oflokem OZ Syrup

Oflokem OZ Syrup 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.

Oflokem OZ Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Oflokem OZ 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. Oflokem OZ Syrup is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Oflokem OZ Syrup works

Oflokem OZ Syrup 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.

Oflokem OZ Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Oflokem OZ Syrup 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
Oflokem OZ Syrup 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 Oflokem OZ Syrup during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kidney
Oflokem OZ Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oflokem OZ Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oflokem OZ Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflokem OZ Syrup 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 Oflokem OZ Syrup 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 Oflokem OZ Syrup 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.

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FAQs

Q. What is Oflokem OZ?

Oflokem OZ 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 Oflokem OZ?

Oflokem OZ 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.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Oflokem OZ?

The use of Oflokem OZ 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 Oflokem OZ 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 Oflokem OZ?

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 if I don't get better after using Oflokem OZ?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Oflokem OZ when I feel better?

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Oflokem OZ as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Oflokem OZ Syrup. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
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