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Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion

Manufacturer: Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Ofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is an antibiotic drug that fights against bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of infections that are caused by bacteria, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anthrax and plague. This anti-biotic also treats bacterial infections of the skin, ears, eyes, sinus, pelvis, urinary tract, bladder, cervix, urethra and the respiratory system.

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion 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.

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is an antibiotic medicine that kills bacteria and hinders their growth. This antibiotic is a part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which work 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. Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion also helps treat bacterial infections of the urethra, cervix, urinary tract, bladder, bones, skin, ears, nose and eyes.

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion 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, Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion inhibits the process of cell division for bacterial DNA, which helps you to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is available in the form of tablets or capsules that are taken orally, in the form of eye or ear drops and can also be injected intravenously. 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. You should not skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

It is possible for some people to experience a few common side effects from taking Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion 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 do experience any of these side effects, seek medical help immediately. If you are allergic to Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion, you might experience symptoms such as itchiness, swollen tongue, face, throat, hands or feet, trouble breathing and rashes. You should stop taking this medicine as soon as you manifest any of these symptoms and contact your doctor immediately.

Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects, if they also suffer from other conditions 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 of these conditions beforehand, if he/she recommends taking Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion. It is advisable for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children below 16 years, to avoid taking this antibiotic, since it can lead to harmful consequences.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.

Pyelonephritis

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Cystitis

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Prostatitis

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland that produces semen) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus species.
Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of Gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Joint infection

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis

Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion 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 Hemophilus influenzae).
Avoid taking Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Avoid taking this medicineif you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
In addition to its intended effect, Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Diarrhea

Major Common

Abdominal pain

Major Rare

White patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Major Rare

Joint pain

Major Rare

Black or tarry stools

Major Rare

Fever with chills

Major Rare

Chest tightness

Major Rare

Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Major Rare

Muscle pain

Major Rare

Numbness of the hands

Major Rare

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

Major Rare

Running nose

Minor Less Common

Sneezing

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 20 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. 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?

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

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Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion 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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Central nervous system disorders

Major
If you suffer from CNS disorder and you take Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion, then you may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Avoid consuming caffeine containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.

Colitis

Major
Avoid taking Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

QT Prolongation

Major
Avoid using Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Dairy products

Moderate
The desired effect of Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking Ofloxacin 2 MG Infusion and dairy products.

Interaction with Medicine

Corticosteroids

Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Escitalopram

Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you suffer from any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or have a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Quinidine

Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Antidiabetic medicines

Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Aspirin

Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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