Orfix is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Orfix?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Orfix cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Orfix can cause diarrhea. Orfix is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria, but it can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Is Orfix effective?
Orfix is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Orfix too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Orfix?
If you forget a dose of Orfix, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Is Orfix safe for the kidneys?
Yes, Orfix is safe for the kidneys when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.