What is Oflox (Ofloxacin) used for?
Oflox (Ofloxacin) is an oral antibiotic used to treat a broad spectrum of bacterial infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the body's immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat gonorrhea or infections affecting the respiratory tract, skin, soft tissues, urinary tract, or sinuses. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted condition.
How should I use Oflox (Ofloxacin)?
Oflox (Ofloxacin) is typically taken two times each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Never stop using the medication prior to being instructed to, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be eliminated and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Oflox (Ofloxacin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Oflox (Ofloxacin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, depression, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, seizures, discolored stools, or increased pressure inside the skull. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure any necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Oflox (Ofloxacin) should not be used by patients who are children who have not gone through puberty, adolescents, allergic to quinolone antibiotics, or lactose intolerant. It is also important to inform your physician if you are over the age of sixty, using corticosteroid medications, or if you have epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, a history of psychiatric illness, heart disease, bradycardia, disturbanes in electrolyte levels, severely decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Oflox (Ofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.