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Oflomac 400 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Oflomac Tablet

Oflomac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Oflomac 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. Oflomac 400 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oflomac Tablet works

Oflomac 400 Tablet 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.

Oflomac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oflomac 400 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Oflomac 400 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Oflomac 400 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oflomac 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oflomac 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oflomac 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflomac 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Oflomac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Oflomac 400 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oflomac 400 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 Oflomac 400 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 Oflomac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Oflomac with paracetamol?

Oflomac 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 Oflomac cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Oflomac 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 Oflomac when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Oflomac 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 Oflomac increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, use of Oflomac 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 Oflomac. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

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Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.
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