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Ornidazole Ofloxacin

Ornidazole Ofloxacin

Uses

This medication is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.

Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of a new infection (such as new/persistent fever, persistent sore throat), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), signs of liver problems (such as unusual tiredness, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe dizziness.

Drug Interactions of Ofloxacin 200mg + Ornidazole 500mg:

Probenecid Decreases Elimination. Antacids May Reduce Ofloxacin Absorption, Avoid For 2 Hr Either Side Of Administration. Cimetidine May Increase Ofloxacin Concentrations. Monitor Blood Glucose In Patients On Antidiabetic Medication. Potentially Fatal: Corticosteroids May Increase Risk Of Tendon Rupture. Increases Effects Of Oral Anticoagulants, Ciclosporin, Theophylline. Increased Risk Of Seizures With NSAIDs. Avoid In Patients Taking QT Prolonging Medication (E.G. Class Ia Or III Antiarrythmics, Astemizole, Terfenadine, Cisapride, Erythromycin, Pentamidine, Phenothiazines And Some TCA).

Precautions:

Before taking ofloxacin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other quinolone antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: seizure disorder, conditions that increase your risk of seizures (such as brain/head injury, brain tumors), nerve problems (such as peripheral neuropathy), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as depression), myasthenia gravis, joint/tendon problems (such as tendonitis, bursitis).

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