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Suggest effective alternative for Ornidazole

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: Hello Doctor. We spoke the other night (or day) depending. My name is XXXXXXX I had the intestinal infection and was prescribed the following drugs...

1. Combination of ofloxacin (200mg) + ornidazole (500mg) twice daily after some food. (antibiotic for intestinal infection)
2. Combination of pantoprazole (40 mg) and domperidone (20mg) twice daily on empty stomach. For acidity and vomiting.
3. Combination of levocetrizine (5mg)and montelukast (10mg) once daily. For allergic cough.

I just got back from the pharmacy and got the following items but am missing ofloxacin. The pharmacy didn't carry it and they were the better one in the neighbourhood. Could it have another name? Will I need the local Doctor to write me a prescription? Or could I ask even my neighbours downstairs in the our apartment complex to get it for me as they work at a Pharmaceutical company. With that said I got all the other medicines... Would I be able to start them? Or should I really wait, play it safe and wait till I have all my "ducks in a row" before I begin the antibiotic cycle. Just a quick update. :)

Regards, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better to take other drugs (other than antibiotic).

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes XXXXXXX I very well identify you. No need for detailed description.
Better to focus start other drugs (other than antibiotic).
Can you send me images what drugs you have got?
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 18 minutes later
I sent the picture. Sorry if it didn't come in clear, I took it with my laptop. Euhmmm, the Oral Rehydration Solution is called "Electrolit" in Mexico.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
You have ofloxacin.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I have gone through the image you have attached.
Yes, it is of poor quality. But I am able to make out the names.
You said that you don't have ofloxacin.
But the picture of drug you sent is showing ofloxacina (left lower pack).
It is mostly ofloxacin.
Please check it again. It is mostly ofloxacin only.
Please reply me after checking it.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Ofloxacin (Ofloxacino)
--- Ornidazole ---
Pantoprazole
Domperidone (Domperidona)
Levocetrizine (Levocetirizina)
Montelukast

Ok, I just looked over the drugs really good and I'm missing Ornidazole. I'm really sorry about that.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are confusing me.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
You are now confusing me.
In the first part of answer you wrote that you are having ornidazole.
And in the end of question, you wrote that you are missing ornidazole.
So be relax and calm.
Please answer me specifically.
1. What are the contents of ofloxacino?
2. Is it plain ofloxacin or combination of both ofloxacin and ornidazole?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 minutes later
No I made a mistake. I'm sorry for the confusion. Let me clear it up. I assure You I'm very calm. I thought I was missing the Ofloxacin. That's NOT the case. I mixed it up with the other one, which I am missing. Which is the Ornidazole. Probably because both start with the letter O.

YES, I am missing Ornidazole.
the ofloxacin contents from what I see on the box here are...

400 mg, 8 tablet, administration via oral

1 tablet is 400 mg so the pharmacist told me to cut it in half
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
So you are having plain ofloxacin.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Now I am sure that you are having plain ofloxacin.
Yes, pharmacist is right.
You should take half tablet twice daily after some food.
Before commenting on ornidazole, I want to know few things first.
1. How are you feeling now?
2. Frequency of diarrhea decreased?
3..what about vomiting?
4. What about abdominal pain?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 12 minutes later
So far I feel good. I feel better rehydrating with the hydration drink. I was a little lithargic today and slept twice. The vommiting stopped. I actually felt better last night after vommiting. Abdominal pain has seemed to settle down. The belly button hasn't been bleeding but it looks like it has some "barbeque sauce" in it more or less.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need for ornidazole.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
So, in my opinion, no need for ornidazole now.
Yesterday you symptoms were more. So I advised you dual antibiotic.
Since your symptoms are improving, no need for dual antibiotic, hence no need to take ornidazole.
Continue with ofloxacin alone and other drugs.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep your self hydrated.
And electrolyte drink is also good.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 minutes later
Alright. I'll do that. Thank You Doctor. I think Your right about that, does that mean I can start the antibiotics tommorow? and as far as eating goes. How are potatoe chips?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
What time it is now in your country?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Let me know
1. What time right now in your part of the world? Exact time?
Please reply me answer of above asked question, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Right now it is 11:52 PM. at night.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
You should start all the drugs from tomorrow morning.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
In my opinion, you should start all the drugs from tomorrow morning.
And sorry I forgot too answer about potato chips?
What was that question?
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 minutes later
would I be able to eat potato chips to kind of get my metabolism going again? they're light but filling.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
They must be fried. Right?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Actually potato chips are mostly fried and they are not freshly prepared.
They are mostly stored in packets.
This is scenario in my part of the world.
Is it same in your part of the world?
Don't you like plain rice, fruit juices etc?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 minutes later
I can probably find something more fresh. Rice, chicken, a really good kitchen meal. I'll do that instead. Avoid anything fried or toasted.

Thank You Doctor. I better go now Doctor, I have to pay an additional $35 for the following questions. You answered my questions about the antibiotics.

Once again, Thank You and bless You Doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 0 minute later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for your kind words.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
Yes, it better to eat fresh and non fried food.
You can eat rice and good quality chicken.
No harm in it.
You should start antibiotic and other drugs from tomorrow.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health always.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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