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Composition FOR OFLOMAC M FORTE

Ofloxacin(100mg),Metronidazole(200mg)

food interaction for OFLOMAC M FORTE

alcohol interaction for OFLOMAC M FORTE

pregnancy interaction for OFLOMAC M FORTE

lactation interaction for OFLOMAC M FORTE

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Avoid Oflomac m forte syrup with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.
UNSAFE
Oflomac m forte syrup may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Oflomac m forte 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR OFLOMAC M FORTE

Ofloxacin(100mg)

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

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Metronidazole(200mg)

Uses

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

How it works

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste.

COMMON DOSAGE FOR OFLOMAC M FORTE SYRUP

Patients taking OFLOMAC M FORTE SYRUP

  • 82%
    Twice A Day
  • 18%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice FOR OFLOMAC M FORTE

  • 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 OFLOMAC M FORTE

Ofloxacin

Q. 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.
Q. Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. 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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Q. Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. 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.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. 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.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.

Metronidazole

Q. What is metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. What is metronidazole used for?
Metronidazole is active against anaerobic bacteria and can be used to treat infections of the blood, brain, lung, bones, genital tract, pelvic area, stomach and intestines, gum ulcers and other dental infections, infected leg ulcers, and pressure sores and to prevent infections after surgery.
Q. Is metronidazole safe?
Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Q. Is metronidazole a pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting birth control (contraception) as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor to confirm before taking the two medicines together as you may require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole.<br>
Q. Is metronidazole an over the counter (OTC) product?
No, metronidazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.
Q. Can metronidazole cause vomiting?
Vomiting has been reported as a side effect with metronidazole. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if vomiting occurs while you are taking metronidazole.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for yeast (fungal) infection?
Metronidazole is not active against yeast (fungal) infections, hence not recommended to be used for yeast infections.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for chest infection?
Yes, metronidazole can be taken for chest infections only once the cause of infection is diagnosed and the antibiotics are recommended by your doctor.
Q. can I take metronidazole for a sinus infection?
Metronidazole can be used for anaerobic sinus infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the cause of infection must be diagnosed by a doctor before starting the treatment.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for chlamydia?
Metronidazole is not active against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for chlamydia. Antibiotics should be taken only as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for kidney infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of kidney infection only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for bronchitis?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of bronchitis and antibiotics are needed for the same.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for diarrhea?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of diarrhea only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for a sore throat?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of a sore throat. It is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take metronidazole for the ear infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. So, it can be used for ear infection only if it is caused by anaerobic bacteria. Please consult your doctor in case antibiotics are needed as the antibiotics should be used only once the cause of infection is properly diagnosed.
Q. Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy?
Metronidazole has been found to be safe in animal studies during pregnancy. However, it should be avoided in pregnancy except if recommended by a doctor as its effects on the human fetus (unborn baby) are not known.
Q. Is metronidazole steroid?
Metronidazole is not a steroid. It is an antibiotics which acts by killing bacteria.
Q. Is metronidazole carcinogenic?
There is no evidence of metronidazole showing carcinogenicity in humans. However, it has shown cancer like growth in mouse and rat studies. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions related to this.
Q. Is metronidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Is metronidazole safe while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to breastfeed if you are taking metronidazole as some amounts of metronidazole is secreted in the milk. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may decide whether you should stop taking metronidazole or stop breastfeeding.
Q. Is metronidazole bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Metronidazole is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Can I take metronidazole without food?
Metronidazole should not be taken without food. It should be taken with food or after food.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with doxycycline?
Metronidazole can be taken with doxycycline as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with food?
Metronidazole can be taken with food or after food. It should be swallowed with water, not chewed.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with milk?
There are no recommendations on if metronidazole should be taken with milk or not. However, it can be taken with food or after food.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with azithromycin?
Metronidazole can be taken with azithromycin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with tramadol?
Metronidazole can be taken with tramadol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with alcohol?
Alcohol should be avoided when taking metronidazole. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after metronidazole therapy as it may cause an unpleasant side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, falling blood pressure, uneasiness, weakness, and blurred vision.
Q. can I take metronidazole with paracetamol?
Metronidazole can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with fluconazole?
Metronidazole can be taken with fluconazole as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with gabapentin?
Metronidazole can be taken with gabapentin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does metronidazole delay your period?
Metronidazole is not known to delay monthly period. Consult your doctor if it occurs while taking metronidazole.
Q. Does metronidazole affect birth control?
No, metronidazole is not shown to affect birth control. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does metronidazole make you fertile?
Metronidazole plays no role in the treatment of infertility. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does metronidazole cause dark urine?
Dark urine has been reported to be an uncommon side effect with metronidazole. If you develop dark urine, talk to your doctor immediately. you may need to stop the medicine.
Q. Does metronidazole cause constipation?
Yes, metronidazole may cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you have constipation during metronidazole therapy.
Q. Does metronidazole contain sulfa?
Metronidazole is not a sulfa-containing drug.
Q. Does metronidazole make you feel tired?
Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of metronidazole. In case you experience tiredness while taking metronidazole. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does metronidazole cause nausea?
There have been reports that metronidazole may cause nausea. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if nausea occurs and persists for a long time when you are taking metronidazole.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)