Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Ofloxa T Capsule

Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.

Ofloxa T Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Ofloxa T Capsule

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. Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Ofloxa T Capsule works

Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Tinidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Ofloxa T Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule 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
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule 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
CAUTION
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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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 Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule 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 Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule 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.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Ofloxa T cause dryness in the mouth?

Yes, the use of Ofloxa T can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Is it safe to take Ofloxa T while breastfeeding?

Ofloxa T should be used with caution in nursing mothers as it can lead to serious side effects. You should always consult your doctor before taking Ofloxa T.

Q. Can the use of Ofloxa T cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Ofloxa T can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Ofloxa T?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Ofloxa T can lead to increased 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. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ofloxa T?

The use of Ofloxa T is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or tinidazole or any other excipient. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), or tendon rupture seen with the use of ofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorders.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ofloxa T?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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 Ofloxa T?

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 Ofloxa T when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ofloxa T 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 Ofloxa T 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.

Q. For how long should you take Ofloxa T?

It is usually taken with or without food, twice a day, for 3 days to 6 weeks. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Always consult the doctor before taking the medicine.

Q. Can a person drive while taking Ofloxa T?

No, taking Ofloxa T may make you feel sleepy, dizzy and may lead to visual disturbances. So, do not drive or use machines while you are on this medicine.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 28th Aug 2018.
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