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Hiflo 50 MG Syrup

Manufacturer: Hippo Labs Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Ofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 25, 2019

Being an antibiotic drug, Hiflo 50 MG Syrup fights against bacterial infections. It is used to cure infections that are caused by bacteria, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anthrax and plague. This medication also treats bacterial infections of the skin, ears, eyes, sinus, pelvis, urinary tract, bladder, cervix, urethra and the respiratory system.

Hiflo 50 MG Syrup inhibits the production of certain enzymes in the DNA of a bacteria, which are necessary for the survival and growth of this bacterial infection. Therefore, this antibiotic drug fights against bacterial infections by killing the bacteria and inhibiting the process of bacterial cell division.

Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is an antibiotic medicine that kills bacteria and hinders their growth. This medication is a part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which is used to treat infections that have been caused by bacteria. It is highly effective in treating conditions such as infectious diarrhea, cellulitis, prostatitis, plague, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Hiflo 50 MG Syrup also helps treat bacterial infections of the urethra, cervix, urinary tract, bladder, bones, skin, ears, nose and eyes.

Hiflo 50 MG Syrup fights against both Gram-negative as well as Gram-positive bacteria. It damages double stranded bacterial DNA and hinders DNA relaxation, thus inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA. In this way, Hiflo 50 MG Syrup inhibits the process of cell division for bacterial DNA, which helps you to get rid of a bacterial infection.

It is advisable to take this medication only under the strict guidelines of your doctor. Follow this prescription through until the course is complete, even if the symptoms disappear. Make sure not to skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

People can face some side effects after taking Hiflo 50 MG Syrup like headaches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping and dry mouth. These side effects are minor and may not require medical attention, unless they persist for over a week. However, there are certain severe side effects such as hallucinations, tendonitis, mood swings, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, fatigue and a numbing sensation of the feet or hands. Not everyone experiences these side effects, it occurs only in a few cases. If you are one who is facing any of these side effects, seek medical help immediately. If you are allergic to Hiflo 50 MG Syrup, you might experience symptoms such as itchiness, swollen tongue, face, throat, hands or feet, trouble breathing and rashes. Stop taking this medicine as soon as go through any of these symptoms and contact your doctor immediately.

Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects like brain disorders, seizures, heart conditions, kidney problems, myasthenia gravis, liver disease, epilepsy, tendonitis, an antibiotic allergy, bone disorders and problems of the joints. It is advisable to inform your doctor about your condition.

  • Pneumonia

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used to cure Community-Acquired Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bronchitis

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used to treat bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
  • Pyelonephritis

    This medication helps in treating Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Cystitis

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used to cure cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Prostatitis

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used to cure Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland that produces semen) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus species.
  • Gonococcal Infection

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used in the treatment of Gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Joint infection

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup is used to cure bone and joint infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis

    This medication is used in the treatment of Pneumonia with Cystic Fibrosis (an inherited disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and promotes the growth of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae).
  • Allergy

    Hiflo 50 MG Syrup should not be used by the patient if he has a known history of allergy to medicines belonging to this medication or any other medication belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
  • Tendinitis or tendon rupture

    Do not take this medication if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Hiflo 50 MG Syrup.
  • myasthenia gravis

    Avoid taking this medication if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
  • diarrhea

  • Abdominal pain

  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue

  • Joint pain

  • Black or Tarry stools

  • Fever with chills

  • Chest tightness

  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears

  • Muscle Pain

  • Numbness of the hands

  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

  • Running Nose

  • Sneezing

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of 12 to 20 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of Hiflo 50 MG Syrup can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should not use this medication. Consult your doctor before using this medication. Potential benefits and risks involved should be given due consideration before administration.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No, it does not contain habit forming tendencies.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Women who are breastfeeding should not use this medication as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's risk exposure. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. A dose should be skipped if the time of the second scheduled dose is near.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Doctor consultation is recommended if an overdose is suspected. Immediate medical attention may be needed in such situation.

Hiflo 50 MG Syrup belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.

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