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Ofmod OZ Syrup

Prescription Required

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Ofmod OZ Syrup is an antibiotic medicine that is given to children to effectively treat a wide range of bacterial infections that may occur in the teeth, lungs, gastrointestinal infections, urinary and genital tract.

Give Ofmod OZ Syrup to your child orally, preferably at a fixed time, either before or after meals. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. This medicine is usually given two times a day, in the morning and evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double the dose if it is time for the next dose. You must stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor as they depend upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight.

In some cases, minor and temporary side effects may develop after the intake of Ofmod OZ Syrup. These include nausea, vomiting, metallic taste, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, and mild skin rash. These side effects almost always resolve on their own as your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case they persist or start bothering your child, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Tell the doctor if your child has had any previous episode of allergy, heart-problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Knowledge of your child’s entire medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ofmod OZ Syrup in children

  • Treatment of Bacterial & parasitic infections

Benefits of Ofmod OZ Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial & parasitic infections

Ofmod OZ Syrup is a combination medicine which can be used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It works by killing and stopping the growth of the bacteria and parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even if you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria and parasites are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Ofmod OZ Syrup in children

Ofmod OZ Syrup 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 Ofmod OZ

  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How can I give Ofmod OZ Syrup 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. Ofmod OZ Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ofmod OZ Syrup works

Ofmod OZ Syrup is an antibiotic consisting of ofloxacin and ornidazole as its active ingredients. Both these ingredients tamper the bacteria’s DNA. Thus, it kills the infection-causing bacteria, stopping the infection and the bacteria from growing further without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Ofmod OZ Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ofmod OZ Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ofmod OZ Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofmod OZ Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if I forget to give Ofmod OZ Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. You can give the medicine as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child. In case of any confusion, do consult your doctor and remember not to double the dose to catch up.

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Quick tips

  • Diarrhea is a common side effect of Ofmod OZ Syrup. Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case it develops.
  • Your child may have an altered taste or furry tongue (coating of Ofmod OZ Syrup on tongue) after taking Ofmod OZ Syrup. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid within 2 hours of taking Ofmod OZ Syrup as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Quit giving Ofmod OZ Syrup and speak to the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.
  • Only give Ofmod OZ Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • You have been prescribed Ofmod OZ Syrup for the treatment of various bacterial and parasitic infections.

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FAQs

Q. My child is having a common cold. Is it safe to give Ofmod OZ Syrup along with cough & cold medicines?

Ofmod OZ Syrup can interfere with cough and cold medicines. One of the active ingredients of Ofmod OZ Syrup can interact with alcohol-containing medicines like cough syrups and can cause adverse effects. Don’t give your child any medicines along with Ofmod OZ Syrup without consulting the doctor.

Q. What if I give excess Ofmod OZ Syrup by mistake?

Though an extra dose of Ofmod OZ Syrup will not impact your child’s health, never give an overdose of any medicine. If you think you have given too much to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, blood cell abnormalities, and rapid and irregular heart beat. Rush to your child’s doctor on an immediate basis if you notice any of these symptoms.

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Ofmod OZ Syrup for the prescribed duration?

Not seeing any improvement could signify that the medicine is not able to act against the infection-causing bacteria. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe an antibiotic having a farther reach of impact than Ofmod OZ Syrup. Since not all medicines are given by oral route, your doctor may suggest giving an intravenous injection to your child in the hospital.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Ofmod OZ Syrup?

Ofmod OZ Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Ofmod OZ Syrup. 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 Ofmod OZ Syrup?

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. What should I tell the doctor before giving Ofmod OZ Syrup to my child?

Inform the doctor if your child is suffering or has suffered from a heart disease, genetic disorders involving blood vessels, seizures, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, or rheumatoid arthritis. This is because there is a possibility that Ofmod OZ Syrup may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

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References

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