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Oftec Oral Suspension

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Your child’s medicine at a glance

Oftec Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, skin, abdomen and urinary tract. Oftec Oral Suspension is also a part of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen.

Give Oftec Oral Suspension 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. The dose and duration depend upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight, so stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's time for the next dose.

In some cases, minor and temporary side effects may be experienced after the intake of this medicine. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, and headache. Usually, these effects subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case of prolonged or bothersome events, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart-problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Oftec Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Oftec Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Oftec Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Take it for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Oftec Oral Suspension in children

Oftec 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 Oftec

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Oftec 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. Oftec Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oftec Oral Suspension works

Oftec Oral Suspension is an antibiotic. It interferes with the genetic material of bacteria by implanting defects in its DNA. These defects hamper the multiplication of the bacteria and affect its survival as well. Thus, it kills the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Oftec Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oftec Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oftec Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oftec Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, discontinue its use immediately if signs or symptoms of hepatitis like vomiting, paleness, and weakness is observed.

What if I forget to give Oftec Oral Suspension 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, do not double the dose to catch up.

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Quick tips

  • 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, do not double the dose to catch up.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid within 2 hours of taking Oftec Oral Suspension as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Discontinue Oftec Oral Suspension and inform the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.
  • Only give Oftec Oral Suspension to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Quinolones/ Fluroquinolones

Interaction with drugs

Taking Oftec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Oftec Oral Suspension by mistake?

An extra dose of Oftec Oral Suspension is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects such as seizures, tremors, severe headache, sudden weakness, unconsciousness, and palpitations (irregularities of heartbeat). 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 Oftec Oral Suspension for the prescribed duration?

Ineffective treatment with Oftec Oral Suspension could mean 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 some other antibiotic that would be more specific in action. Not all medicines are given by oral route, some may have to be given by IV route (intravenous injection) in the hospital.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Oftec Oral Suspension?

Oftec Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Oftec 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 Oftec 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. What should I tell the doctor before giving Oftec Oral Suspension to my child?

Inform the doctor if your child is suffering 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 Oftec Oral Suspension may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

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References

  1. 1. World Health Organization. The selection and use of essential medicines: report of the WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, 2019 (including the 21st WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the 7th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children). [Accessed 04 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Garcia-Prats AJ, Draper HR, Thee S, et al. Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Ofloxacin in Children with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(10):6073-6079. [Accessed 04 Jan. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. MacDougall C. Sulfonamides, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Quinolones, and Agents for Urinary Tract Infections. In: Brunton LL, Hilal-Dandan R, Knollmann BC (Editors). Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 13th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2018. p. 1017.

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