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What are the side effects of ofloxacin?

hi i have lower left abdominal pain i have had sti check urine check and blood checks all clear,my gp has prescribed doxycycline x2 100g per day and x3 metronidazole per day they have given me headache sick feeling and swollen stomach/bowel area,sfter just 3 days of taking them ,i returned to my gp who had now given me ofloxacin instead ,i am concerned about the severe side effects and that they seem greater than the original drugs given,what should i do?can i just go back to my original drugs ?
Thu, 26 Aug 2021
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Hi,

Ofloxacin belongs to the group of antibiotic medications known as quinolone antibiotics that is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea or Chlamydia, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, enteric fever, prostatitis, ear, eye or nose infections and many more.

Side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, headache, sleeping problems, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, tiredness, dizziness, anxiety, flatulence, dry mouth, chest pain, fever, allergic reactions etc. If you notice such type of side effects during taking this medication, you should consult your physician first for medical help. As your previously used medications made you sick, so you should follow your doctor's present prescription strictly.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician
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What are the side effects of ofloxacin?

Hi, Ofloxacin belongs to the group of antibiotic medications known as quinolone antibiotics that is used in the treatment of various bacterial infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea or Chlamydia, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, enteric fever, prostatitis, ear, eye or nose infections and many more. Side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, headache, sleeping problems, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, tiredness, dizziness, anxiety, flatulence, dry mouth, chest pain, fever, allergic reactions etc. If you notice such type of side effects during taking this medication, you should consult your physician first for medical help. As your previously used medications made you sick, so you should follow your doctor s present prescription strictly. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General And Family Physician