Ofloxa T 200mg/600mg Capsule


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.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ofloxa T

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Diarrhoea - having loose motion with gas pressure 3 to 4 times during morning and some times during the day and night
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Metron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 dayRabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
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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?
The use of 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 the 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 dose of this medicine than recommended?
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 to the use of Ofloxa T?
The use of Ofloxa T is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to 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 container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. How long you should 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 you are being treated for. 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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