SALT INFORMATIONOfloxacin(200 mg)
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections including upper and lower urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix).
How it works
Ofloxacin belongs to the group of medicines called 4-fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotics. It acts by killing the bacteria that cause infection.
Common side effects
fainting, cough, coughing, nausea, skin rash or itching of skin, itching and flushing of skin, breathlessness, sensation of spinning or rotation, eye irritation, vomiting, sleeping problems, infection of nose, swelling of eyes and lips, throat or chest, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet or being very sensitive to touch, stomach pain, Diarrhea, anxiety, sneezing, agitation, feeling dizzy or restless, headache, confusion state.
Ornidazole is used in the treatment of infections of vagina, urinary tract, intestine and other parts of the body caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not use oxygen) or protozoa (amoeba or single-celled parasites). It is also used to prevent these infections during surgical procedures.
How it works
Ornidazole is an antibiotic (anti-bacteria and anti-protozoal) drug belonging to the class of imidazole derivatives. It interacts with DNA inside the microorganism to cause protein synthesis inhibition and cell death.
Common side effects
stiffness in joints or muscles, disturbances in taste and loss of consciousness., poor co-ordination, Sleepiness, confusion, allergies, tremors, dizziness, fits, spinning sensation, numbness in fingers and toes, skin reactions, headache
- Avoid taking milk or dairy products, or taking antacids, didanosine, sucralfate, or vitamins within 2 hours before or after taking ofloxacin.
- Do not start or continue the ofloxacin tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to ofloxacin or any of the other ingredients of ofloxacin tablet.
- Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking ofloxacin tablets in case of any following disease conditions such as fits (epilepsy), inflammation of the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones (tendinitis), myasthenia gravis and kidney problems.
- Drink adequate fluid to prevent the formation of highly concentrated urine.
- Avoid excessive exposure to light to prevent photosensitivity.
- Do not drive or operate machinery after taking ofloxacin tablet because you may feel sleepy.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400 used for?
Ofloxacin (also available as Zenflox OZ/ Zenflox Plus/ Zenflox tablet/ Oflomac/ Oflomac 200/ Zanocin OZ/ Zanocin/ Zanocin OD 400) and are used to treat bacterial infections including upper and lower urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is ofloxacin/ Zenflox/ Zanocin OZ an antibiotic?
Yes. It belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin penicillin based/ Steroid/ fluoroquinolone/sulfa?
No. Ofloxacin is fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is not a steroid and does not contain sulfa. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take paracetamol/ibuprofen with ofloxacin?
There is no known interaction and it is safe to take these drugs with ofloxacin. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does Ofloxacin treat pink eye/chlamydia/ear infections?
Ofloxacin is used to treat pink eye (conjunctivitis), ear infection and infection due to chlamydia.
Q. Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
It does not affect birth control.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy/ during lactation?
Ofloxacin should not be given to pregnant women/breast feeding women. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe for dogs/ cats?
Yes it is safe to be used in pets.
Q. Is ofloxacin the same as Ciprodex?
No. Ofloxacin and Ciprodex are different drugs as Ciprodex contain ciprofloxacin.
Q. Is Ornidazole an antibiotic? What is it used for?
Ornidazole is an antibiotic that cures infections (caused by bacteria or protozoa) of intestine, urinary tract, genital tract and other body parts.
Q. Is ornidazole same as metronidazole?
Ornidazole and metronidazole are two different drugs belonging to the same class and are used for the same type of diseases.
Q. Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
There are no reports suggesting the potential of ornidazole to cause cancer.
Q. Is ornidazole safe?
Ornidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.