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Yes and no: Fluoroquinolones including Ofloxacin are indicated to treat multiply resistant shigellosis. However, almost all cases found in United States are susceptible to ceftriaxone. Side effect affecting soft tissues, e.g., tendon rupture, limit the use of "floxacin" in children under 17 years of age. ...Read more
Can fluoroquinolones (ciprodex) cause als? is there a connection between those two? I'm very worried.
Unlikely: Extremely unlikely and probably impossible to prove even if true since this is a rare disease. ...Read more
If 2 weeks of ofloxacin is enough to cure epididymitis. Could the feeling I still have slowly disappear without any further treatment?
Yes, ...: A 2-week course of antibiotics will cure most of infection-related epididymitis if sensitive. But resolution ache and induration will take time, but in a highly variable duration and occasionally, complete disappearance of both may linger or be impossible. So, wait and see; let your body do the job and time tell the story of you. ...Read more
Dairy products: Ofloxacin can be taken with food, and with a full glass of water. It is recommended not to drink milk or eat dairy products, or take antacids or vitamins within 2 hours before or after taking ofloxacin. There are a number of medications that can interact with ofloxacin. Check here for details: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/ofloxacin.html ...Read more