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. Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.
Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin specifically kills bacteria by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing. Ornidazole works by killing other microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet 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.
No information is available on the use of Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ofrex O 200mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ofrex o?
The use of Ofrex o is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to ornidazole or any medicine which belongs to the quinolone or nitroimidazole group of antimicrobial agents.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Ofrex o 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. Does Ofrex o expire?
Yes, Ofrex o does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Ofrex o after the expiry date.
Q. What is Ofrex o?
Ofrex o is a combination of two medicines: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. They work by killing the harmful micro-organisms that can cause infection. Together they help to treat your infection effectively.
Q. Is it safe to use Ofrex o?
Ofrex o is safe to use in most of the patients; However, in some patients, it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness, headache, dryness in the mouth, heartburn and other uncommon or rare side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.