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Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat the infection. It also relieves the painful symptoms of the infection.

Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken as per the prescription or as suggested by the doctor. It should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as an overdose of it 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, which will ensure a better recovery.

Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, 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. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition.

Uses of Uvoflox OR Tablet

Side effects of Uvoflox OR Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Uvoflox OR

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

How to use Uvoflox OR 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. Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Uvoflox OR Tablet works

Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Levofloxacin and Ornidazole. Levofloxacin 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • 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 Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg 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 Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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For diarrhea which antibiotic is good for kids and for dysentery which antibiotic is good for kids?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will give opinion and prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Patient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis and clinical examination. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
Is tablet TRANESMA (Tranexamic Acid Tablet IP 250mg) anyway related for treatment of Melasa or Face pigmentation.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Yes It can be used
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FAQs

Q. What if I don't get better after using Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet?

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 Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet 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 Uvoflox OR 250mg/500mg Tablet 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

  1. Levofloxacin. Hafnarfjorour Iceland: Actavis Group PTC ehf; 2010 [revised 8 Feb. 2019]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Ornidazole. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Levofloxacin. Puerto Rico: Janssen Ortho LLC; 1996 [revised Sep. 2008]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Ornidazole. Auckland, New Zealand: Teva Pharma (New Zealand) Limited; 2017. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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