Medicine Overview of Oftek Tablet
Oftek 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
Side Effects of Oftek are Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Oftek 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Oftek 100 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Oftek Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Oftek 100 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Oftek 100 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
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.
Oftek Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oftek 100 mg 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.
Oftek 100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Oftek 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Oftek 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oftek 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oftek 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oftek 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Oftek 100 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Oftek Tablet
Q. Is Oftek a penicillin?
Oftek is not a penicillin. Oftek belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Oftek a painkiller?
Oftek is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Oftek a sulfa drug?
Oftek is not a sulfa drug. Oftek belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oftek contain sulfa?
Oftek does not contain sulfa. Oftek belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Oftek affect birth control?
Oftek does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Oftek is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does Oftek contain penicillin?
Oftek does not contain penicillin. Oftek belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Oftek treat chlamydia?
Oftek is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Yes, Oftek does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. What is Oftek used for?
Oftek is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is Oftek a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Oftek is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Can I take Oftek with paracetamol?
Oftek can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Oftek with ibuprofen?
Oftek when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with Oftek. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Oftek an antibiotic?
Oftek is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Oftek bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Oftek is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
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