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Ofloxacin-Oral



Ofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

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Uses
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • Take twice daily by mouth or as directed by your doctor.
  • Ofloxacin works best on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Ofloxacin.
  • If stomach upset occurs, it may be taken with food.
  • Take Ofloxacin 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking any medications containing magnesium, aluminum, or calcium.
  • Some examples include quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals, or antacids.
  • Sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate, iron, and zinc are also included.
  • These medications bind with ofloxacin preventing its full absorption.
  • It is not known whether or not milk or dairy products prevent absorption of ofloxacin.
  • Therefore, as a precaution, do not eat/drink dairy products within 2 hours before or after taking ofloxacin.
  • Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to take Ofloxacin until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • Ofloxacin may cause stomach upset, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
  • Unlikely but report: sleep problems, vaginal discomfort, vision problems, ringing in the ears.
  • Very unlikely but report immediately: muscle/tendon pain or tenderness, unusual weakness, mental or mood changes, unsteadiness, seizures, fainting, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • In the unlikely event of an allergic reaction, notify your doctor immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, fever, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking Ofloxacin, tell your doctor your medical history especially: epilepsy, kidney disease, tendon problems, nervous system disorders, liver disease, blood vessel problems, any drug allergies.
  • Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness if Ofloxacin makes you dizzy, lightheaded or drowsy.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Because Ofloxacin may make you more sensitive to the sun, avoid prolonged sun exposure.
  • Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Caution is advised when used in children under 18 years of age.
  • Ofloxacin should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Ofloxacin is excreted into breast milk.
  • You may have to stop nursing or stop using Ofloxacin.
  • Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Before taking Ofloxacin, tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription drugs you may take especially: theophylline, other antibiotics, anticoagulants (blood thinners), NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin), diabetes medication, live vaccines, quinapril, didanosine, vitamins/minerals (e.g., magnesium, aluminum, calcium, iron, zinc), sucralfate, bismuth subsalicylate.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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