OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet 10's


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Ofloxacin 400mg
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Drug Information for OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet 10's

What is OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet used for?

OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet tablet/syrup is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of skin, lungs prostate, urinary tract. It is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease and gonorrhoea.

OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet eye drops/eye ointment are used for the treatment of bacterial infections of eyes and ulcers in the cornea of the eye.

OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet injection is used for the treatment of cystitis, urethritis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonococcal infections and certain types of diarrhoea.

OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet work?

OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called broad-spectrum antibiotics. This drug acts by blocking certain bacterial enzymes and inhibiting their function. Thus, it helps in inhibiting the bacterial cell division and propagation. 

How to use OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet tablets with or without food.
  • Shake the syrup well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
  • Instil OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or its surrounding tissue.
  • Pull the lower eyelid gently and squeeze a thin strip of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet eye ointment in the eye. Keep the eyes closed for 1 to 2 minutes after application.
  • OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet, use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of ofloxacin include the following:

  • Severe Dizziness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience the above symptom.

What are the drugs that interact with OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet include the following:                                                         

  • Amiodarone
  • Anisindione
  • Bupropion
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Dolasetron
  • Efavirenz
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Metrizamide
  • Mifepristone
  • Quinidine
  • Saquinavir
  • Warfarin
  • Ziprasidone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet oral :

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Persistent fever
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unsteadiness
  • Hearing impairment

The following are the most common side effects of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet eye drops/eye ointment:

  • Temporary blurred vision
  • Eye discomfort
  • Itching
  • Eye dryness
  • Redness of eye
  • Increased tears
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

The following are the most common side effects of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet injection:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black/tarry stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Joint pain
  • Bloating
  • Decreased appetite
  • Taste impairment

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet if you are having any history of tendonitis or joint pains.

You are advised not to use OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of myasthenia gravis, heart rhythm disorders, nerve problems, tendon abnormalities, low potassium or magnesium levels.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet

  1. How should OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet tablet be stored?
  2. OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet tablets should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC) away from light, heat, and moisture.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?
  4. Yes, it is advised to take plenty of water or fluids while on OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet medication.

  5. What are the contraindications of OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?
  6. OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients with Myasthenia Gravis, tendonitis and severe joint pains.

  7. Can I use OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet eye drops to treat viral conjunctivitis?
  8. No, OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet is only used to treat bacterial infections. Therefore, please consult your doctor for an appropriate medication in case of viral conjunctivitis.

  9. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet?
  10. Yes, it is advised to monitor for blood sugar levels and complete blood picture regularly while using OFLOMIL 400mg Tablet.

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