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Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension

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Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension is usually given to children to treat acute diarrhea caused due to bacterial infections. It helps relieve the symptoms, severity, and duration of illness by killing the diarrhea-causing microorganism and reducing the loss of water and electrolytes.

Give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension to your child orally either before or after food in the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. Usually, it is prescribed two times a day, in the morning and at bedtime. However, this dosing may vary depending upon your child’s symptoms, body weight, and age. Never double the dose to catch for the missed dose. However, you will have to repeat the dose if your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension. Refrain from repeating the dose if it is time for the next dose.

Some of the minor and short-term side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, skin rash, and itching. These episodes almost always subside on their own once the child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist for long or start bothering your child, you must consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Your child’s doctor must be aware if your child has ever had any previous episode of allergy, bowel obstruction, electrolyte imbalance, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Diarrhea

Diarrhea refers to the passing of loose, watery stools three or more times a day due to an infection in the gastrointestinal tract. Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension reduces the excessive secretion of water and electrolytes and helps replenish the lost fluids and salts. It also helps treat loose stools and prevents abdominal distension or flatulence. Your child needs to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and drink plenty of fluids while taking it to stay hydrated.

Your child may start to feel better after getting treated for a few days to a week. However, do not extend the course or stop the medicine by yourself without consulting your child’s doctor. This may lead to the recurrence of symptoms.

Side effects of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension in children

Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Oflorest-RC

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Itching

How can I give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension to my child?

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. Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension works

Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension contains two medicines: Racecadotril and ofloxacin. Racecadotril is an enkephalinase inhibitor that has anti-secretory effects. This means that this medicine reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. As a result, the amount of fluid lost from the body in diarrhea reduces. On the other hand, Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and causing infection.

Safety advice

Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. Unless advised otherwise by your child’s doctor, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Remember not to double the dose to catch up with the missed one. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Loose, watery diarrhea can lead to loss of fluids and essential salts from your child’s body. Make sure to replenish this in the form of ORS (Oral rehydration solution) to combat dehydration.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid within 2 hours of taking Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension only for whom it is prescribed. Never share the medicines as it can harm.
  • Do not mix Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension along with any other herbal or ayurvedic medicine as that may cause unwanted side effects.
  • Do not give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension if your child has persistent uncontrolled vomiting as this medicine will not be absorbed.

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Q. What if I give too much Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension is unlikely to harm, you must immediately speak to the doctor Overdose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, unconsciousness, and palpitations (irregularities of heartbeat). So, if you think you have given too much to your child, rush to your child’s doctor on an immediate basis.

Q. My child has milk intolerance. Can I give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension to my child?

It is not advised to give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension to children who are intolerant to dairy products/milk as Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension contains lactose.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension?

Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension ?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. My child is suffering from long-term (chronic) diarrhea. Can I give Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension?

The use of Oflorest-RC Oral Suspension in chronic diarrhea has not been sufficiently studied. Therefore, it is best to consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
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