OFTEK contains Ofloxacin which belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, skin and urinary tract infections in children. It is also a part of the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen. Ofloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones which works against bacteria that cause infections and stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection.
The dose and frequency will be depending upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight, so stick to the dose, time, and duration prescribed by the doctor. In some cases, minor and temporary side effects may be experienced after the intake of this medicine. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash and headache.
Usually, these effects subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case of prolonged or bothersome events, it would be best to consult your doctor without any delay. Tell your doctor about your child’s complete medical history including any previous episode of allergy, heart-problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.