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Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet 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.

Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet 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 Oflomac Tablet

Side effects of Oflomac Tablet

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 OD 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oflomac Tablet works

Oflomac OD 100mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet 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
Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflomac OD 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Oflomac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Oflomac OD 100mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oflomac OD 100mg 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 OD 100mg 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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