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Dr. David Fredricks
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Ofloxacin (Overview)

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Could you explain what are ofloxacin & ornidazole tablets used for?

Could you explain what are ofloxacin & ornidazole tablets used for?

Antibiotics: Afloxacun is an antibiotic used fir bacterial. Nfections in eye. Ornidazole are used for protozoan infection. ...Read more

Dr. David Fredricks
287 Doctors shared insights

Ofloxacin (Overview)

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What to avoid while taking ofloxacin?

Safe in all regards: Ofloxacin eye drops have minimal systemic absorption and there are no contraindications to other meds while taking it. ...Read more

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I was prescribed ofloxacin nd drotaday medicine for digestive tract infection. But I am allergic to oflaxacin. Kindly suggest alternate?

Please explain: How is it that you knew you were allergic to Ofloxacin and you let your doctor prescribe it anyway? Asking a patient if they are allergic to any prescribed drug is an important part of the routine. You should explain your mistake to your doctor and he can suggest an alternative. ...Read more

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My surgeon description me antibiotic ofloxacin tarivid 200mg. Bcoz I have infection on my tube &unhealthy tube, blocked I don't know what kind infection?

Which 'tube'?: Not sure to which tube you are referring and it would be best to ask the physician prescribing the medication. He/she is in the best position to answer those questions specific to your condition. ...Read more

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Can you use ofloxacin to treat bacterial vaginosis too?

Can you use ofloxacin to treat bacterial vaginosis too?

Not likely: Flagyl is the medication of choice due to very good coverage of anaerobes. Ofloxacine does not cover anaerobes as well as Flagyl does. ...Read more

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Had eye infection over a month used tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) n ofloxacin for 7 days n stopped. Saw eye dr 3 or 4 times. Repeat same process still have watery eyes?

Had eye infection over a month used tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) n ofloxacin for 7 days n stopped. Saw eye dr 3 or 4 times. Repeat same process still have watery eyes?

Many things: If your tear production is adequate, and you're having these symptoms, it sounds like a reaction to inflammation occurring on the surface of the eye. Most common things include allergies and /or pollutants. Allergy drops will work for your allergies. Pollutants are a little bit more difficult. Some allergy drops will help with the symptoms, and artificial tears can help wash away some of this. ...Read more

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Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious urinary tract infections. Do speak with your doctor FIRST to find out what's best for you, what strains you're resistant to, so you are targeting your therapy accurately & not shotgunning your care by guessing. (I know you can buy this OTC in Egypt.) ...Read more

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Does ofloxacin work children dysentery? Is it the recommended treatment?

Does ofloxacin work children dysentery? Is it the recommended treatment?

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

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Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use ofloxacin opthalmic solution usp. My eyeball feels weird. Would this prevent from eye infection?

Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use ofloxacin opthalmic solution usp. My eyeball feels weird. Would this prevent from eye infection?

Corneal abrasion: If kitty scratched your eye and you have pain when you blink then she has possibly given you a corneal abrasion. The ofloxin is fine to use as a preventive, although may not be necessary. We generally recommend patching for a 24 hour period or so for the cornea to heal. If you are not completely better within 24 hours of patching, see a primary care doc for a careful eye exam. ...Read more

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How dangerous is medofloxine (ofloxacin) to take? Any bad side effects expected?

How dangerous is medofloxine (ofloxacin) to take? Any bad side effects expected?

OFLOXACIN IS: An antibiotic, in the quinolone category.
Worst side effect is a ruptured tendon. In the elderly it can trigger agitation and anxiety/mental disturbances.
Not indicated for teenagers and younger.
Also, any antibiotic can cause diarrhea, which at times can be difficult to eradicate and fatal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to ofloxacin?

Floxin (ofloxacin) Otic Solution: Potential side effects: unusual taste in mouth, itching, rash, dizziness, ringing in ears, headache, insomnia, cough, bleeding from ear, fever, nasal congestion, rapid heart rate, numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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My mother suffering with a problem of chronic amebiasis and her age is 50yrs, she is under tmt with Flagyl and ofloxacin with tindiazole, hw long threpy?

My mother suffering with a problem of chronic amebiasis and her age is 50yrs, she is under tmt with Flagyl and ofloxacin with tindiazole, hw long threpy?

About 5 -10 days: Metronidazole or tinidazole are generally used for about a 5 day course to eliminate tissue infection, often followed by paromomycin or diloxanide to treat the intestinal form of the parasite. Do not know why she is getting ofloxacin, unless more than one infection. ...Read more

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What to avoid while taking ofloxacin?

Safe in all regards: Ofloxacin eye drops have minimal systemic absorption and there are no contraindications to other meds while taking it. ...Read more

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What medicines or foods should I avoid while taking ofloxacin?

What medicines or foods should I avoid while taking ofloxacin?

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

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What are the side effects to ofloxacin?

Floxin (ofloxacin) Otic Solution: Potential side effects: unusual taste in mouth, itching, rash, dizziness, ringing in ears, headache, insomnia, cough, bleeding from ear, fever, nasal congestion, rapid heart rate, numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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Is ofloxacin good for mild cellulitis??

Is ofloxacin good for mild cellulitis??

Cellulitis: The appropriate treatment of cellulitis depends on many factors such as underlying medical conditions, extent and location of the cellulitis. A culture is helpful, however not always possible to obtain. For antibiotic choice, drug interactions, sensitivity of the most common organisms, and any intolerances or allergies are all important. Oflox may be a good choice; tendinopathies have been seen. ...Read more

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What are ofloxacin & ornidazole tablets?

Medications.: Ofloxacin drops are for eye infections (like pink eye). Ornidzole is used to treat protozoan infections. ...Read more

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Can you take ciprodex and ofloxacin together?

Duplicate therapy: Both have the same mechanism of action. Do not take together unless prescribed by your doctor. In this case, I can't think of a reason to use both medications concurrently. ...Read more

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Can I use floxin (ofloxacin) when taking penicillin?

Can I use floxin (ofloxacin) when taking penicillin?

Yes: Al, the Floxin (ofloxacin) otic the two are used for different reasons. The penicillin is a drug that hopefully will destroy bacteria in the middle ear and the Floxin (ofloxacin) is a topical antibiotic. It is very important to know that if you have a middle ear infection without drainage and the external ear canal is normal, the Floxin (ofloxacin) otic would be useless. ...Read more

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Is oral ofloxacin effective in case of mild cellulitis??

You seem to like: ofloxacin, and yet it's one of the strongest and most toxic fluorinated antibiotics around, and used often for hospital treated cellulitis and serious urinary tract infections. Do speak with your doctor FIRST to find out what's best for you, what strains you're resistant to, so you are targeting your therapy accurately & not shotgunning your care by guessing. (I know you can buy this OTC in Egypt.) ...Read more

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Could you explain what are ofloxacin & ornidazole tablets used for?

Antibiotics: Afloxacun is an antibiotic used fir bacterial. Nfections in eye. Ornidazole are used for protozoan infection. ...Read more

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How dangerous is medofloxine (ofloxacin) to take? Any bad side effects expected?

OFLOXACIN IS: An antibiotic, in the quinolone category.
Worst side effect is a ruptured tendon. In the elderly it can trigger agitation and anxiety/mental disturbances.
Not indicated for teenagers and younger.
Also, any antibiotic can cause diarrhea, which at times can be difficult to eradicate and fatal. ...Read more

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Can I take ciprofloxacin as I also take ofloxacin?

Can I take ciprofloxacin as I also take ofloxacin?

Redundant: No, if its both oral,
unless Oflox is in eye drop form, then u cud take cipro (ciprofloxacin) ...Read more

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Do both ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin treat the same things?

Do both ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin treat the same things?

Generally yes: Ofloxacin and CiprOfloxacin are closely related antibiotics which treat many of the same infections. ...Read more

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My uncle took 5 tablets of ornidazole 500 mg & ofloxacin 200mg by mistake, the day before. His K-3.10.dir bilirubin- 0.40, tot-1.70, indir-1.30. Ps he?

My uncle took 5 tablets of ornidazole 500 mg & ofloxacin 200mg by mistake, the day before. His K-3.10.dir bilirubin- 0.40, tot-1.70, indir-1.30. Ps he?

The low potassium: Is probably from the diarrhea and the dosage of ornidazole/orlfloxin probably not harmful but a call to the POISON CONTROL CENTER for exact information is my strong suggestion!

Hope this helps!

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Is ofloxacin and ornidazole tablets pain killer?

Neither: Medication is used for pain control. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and ornidazole is an aniamoebic medication. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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