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. Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.
Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg 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.
Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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Ornilox 200 mg/500 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.
No information is available on the use of Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ornilox 200 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ornilox?
The use of Ornilox 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 Ornilox 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 Ornilox expire?
Yes, Ornilox does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Ornilox after the expiry date.
Q. What is Ornilox?
Ornilox 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 Ornilox?
Ornilox 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 27th Feb 2018.