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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
281 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Floxin (Definition)

Floxin is a fluoroquinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more