What is Zanocin?

Ofloxacin is a synthetic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class considered to be a second-generation fluoroquinolone.

Ofloxacin was first patented in 1982 (European Patent Daiichi) and received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 28, 1990. Ofloxacin is sold under a wide variety of brand names as well as generic drug equivalents, for oral and intravenous administration. Ofloxacin is also available for topical use, as eye drops and ear drops (marketed as Ocuflox and Floxin Otic respectively in the United States and marketed as Optiflox, eylox respectively in Jordan and Saudi Arabia).

Ofloxacin is a racemic mixture, which consists of 50% levofloxacin (the biologically active component) and 50% of its “mirror image” or enantiomer dextrofloxacin.

Ofloxacin has been associated with adverse drug reactions, such as tendon damage (including spontaneous tendon ruptures) and peripheral neuropathy (which may be irreversible); tendon damage may manifest long after therapy had been completed, and, in severe cases, may result in lifelong disabilities.

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my nine month old daughter is having fever n is vomiting since three days.... vomits in huge quantity n motions in huge and sticky. Doesn...

doctor1 MD

Your doctor is correct.
Your daughter has infection of stomach.
Apart from the above mentioned medicines,please give her paracetamol for...

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Hi Doctor, My 6 months old boy baby struggles in cough last 4 days, We went to local doctor, he has given augmentin anti biotic and CRM cough syrup...

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Your 6mths old son initailly started off with an respiratory tract infection for which he was given augmentin later he had diarrhoea and...

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purpose of syrup zanocin for kid
I would like to know the zanocin zyrup is a right medication.

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Brief Answer:
Zanocin is an antibiotic and given to control bacterial infections

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