What is Oflox?

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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i am suffering from urine infection. i have started taking oflox 400 after culture report. should i go for injections of genitamicin or this will...

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Brief Answer:
Ofloxacin alone is sufficient.

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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The urine culture report...

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Hello doctor, my 2-yr old daughter has been having diarrhoea since last couple of days. Not frequently but 2-3 times passing loose stool, a day....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Combination of oflox&metrogyl better

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Baby having some gut infection. Use oflox&metrogyl...

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I am taking ofloxacin and cefpodoxime. Can I take alcohal with these antibiotics?

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When taking medication avoid alcohol.

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Cefpodoxime has no known interactions with alcohol....

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