Q. Can the use of Oflochem TZ cause dryness in the mouth?
Yes, the use of Oflochem TZ can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Is it safe to take Oflochem TZ while breastfeeding?
Oflochem TZ should be used with caution in nursing mothers as it can lead to serious side effects. You should always consult your doctor before taking Oflochem TZ.
Q. Can the use of Oflochem TZ cause metallic taste?
Yes, the use of Oflochem TZ can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.
Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of Oflochem TZ?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Oflochem TZ 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. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Oflochem TZ?
The use of Oflochem TZ is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or tinidazole or any other excipient. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), or tendon rupture seen with the use of ofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorders.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Oflochem TZ?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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 Oflochem TZ?
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 Oflochem TZ when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Oflochem TZ 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 Oflochem TZ 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. For how long should you take Oflochem TZ?
It is usually taken with or without food, twice a day, for 3 days to 6 weeks. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Always consult the doctor before taking the medicine.
Q. Can a person drive while taking Oflochem TZ?
No, taking Oflochem TZ may make you feel sleepy, dizzy and may lead to visual disturbances. So, do not drive or use machines while you are on this medicine.