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Ofloxacin Oral Suspension
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
I was prescribed oral antibiotics and ofloxacin. Now I don't think the drops can get pass the pus as my ear is clogged and swollen what do I do?
Keep going: Follow your treatment prescription. When done if still have symptoms go back to doctor ...Read more
Son has ruptured ear drum. Placed on oral anti and Ofloxacin. Pharm gave me Ofloxacin eye drop. Is this safe to use in ear?
Yes: The eye prep is actually gentler and can be used effectively in the ear canal ...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
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
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
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
No: Will have no effect on a boil. ...Read more
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!
Dr Z ...Read more
Ofloxacin allergy: Ofloxacin is an antibiotic that is often used to treat middle & outer ear infections when used as ear drops & for a wide variety of infections when used IV or orally. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more
Floxin allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens. Floxin is an antibiotic. Allergic reactions can occur with 1st dose. “Reactions have included: cardiovascular collapse, hypotension/shock, seizure, loss of consciousness, tingling, angioedema (including tongue, laryngeal, throat, or facial edema/swelling), airway obstruction (including bronchospasm, shortness ...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
Nothing: It will not harm the ear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not immediate: Ofloxacin ear drop is an antibacterial medication. You will not see/feel immediate relief in your ear symptoms when you begin to use it. If you are looking for pain relief, an otc pain reliever will likely work faster. I usually tell my patients that they will start to notice improvement in ear infection symptoms as early as 24-48 hours of use. ...Read more
Diarrhoea for 3weeks whilst in Asia. Taking doxycycline daily. Have just been prescribed 800mg ofloxacin and 2 sachets of bioflor daily. Is this ok?
Diarrhea: Based on the countries you traveled to and the food habits the cause of diarrhea can be variable. A stool study done by notifying the lab to look for certain pathogens may be the best option. A certain stool test can determine if there is inflammation (lactoferin). Emperic abx may not always help and may not be needed. Best of luck ...Read more