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

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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