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    Cefixime + Ofloxacin

    Information about Cefixime + Ofloxacin

    Cefixime + ofloxacin uses

    Cefixime+Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefixime + ofloxacin works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefixime and Ofloxacin. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria in the human body. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

    Common side effects of cefixime + ofloxacin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Flatulence
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    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    06 Nov 2019 | 03:39 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cefixime + Ofloxacin

    • You have been prescribed Cefixime + Ofloxacin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
    • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Discontinue Cefixime + Ofloxacin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefixime + Ofloxacin

    Cefixime + Ofloxacin

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cefixime+Ofloxacin?

    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. Can I stop taking Cefixime+Ofloxacin when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Cefixime+Ofloxacin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Q. What if I miss my dose?

    Take Cefixime+Ofloxacin 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.

    Q. Can the use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Cefixime+Ofloxacin?

    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. Does the use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin help treat Urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

    The use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin is advised in the treatment of Urinary tract infections (UTIs).

    Q. Can the use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Cefixime+Ofloxacin can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill the good and helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

    Q. What are the treatment options of UTI and how to prevent it?

    Take your antibiotics exactly as prescribed and never skip doses. It will help cure the infection faster. Change personal hygiene habits and urinate before and after sexual activity. Drink plenty of water to help clear the bacteria from your body and always try to fully empty your bladder when you pee.

    Q. Can I drive while I am taking Cefixime+Ofloxacin?

    No, taking Cefixime+Ofloxacin may make you feel sleepy, dizzy or could affect your eyesight. So, do not drive or use machines until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)