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Penflox-OZ Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Penflox-OZ Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics that effectively treats gynecological infections, lung infections, urinary infections, and gastrointestinal infections such as acute diarrhea or dysentery. It kills the microorganisms to treat the infection.

Penflox-OZ Tablet is a prescription medicine that can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Penflox-OZ Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, dryness of mouth, stomach upset, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease it is advised to consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. It is strictly advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Penflox-OZ Tablet

Penflox-OZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Penflox-OZ Tablet

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. Penflox-OZ Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Penflox-OZ Tablet works

Penflox-OZ Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Penflox-OZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Penflox-OZ Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Penflox-OZ Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Penflox-OZ Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Penflox-OZ Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Penflox-OZ Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Penflox-OZ Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Penflox-OZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Penflox-OZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Penflox-OZ Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Penflox-OZ Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Penflox-OZ?

Penflox-OZ 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 Penflox-OZ?

Penflox-OZ is safe for 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.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Penflox-OZ?

The use of Penflox-OZ is considered to be harmful for 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 than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Penflox-OZ can increase the risks of 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. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Penflox-OZ?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Penflox-OZ?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Penflox-OZ when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Penflox-OZ and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Penflox-OZ as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
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References
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