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What's the uses of oflowal oz suspension containing ofloxacin and metronidazole suspension. Its been given to 2.5 years kid. Please reply.

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Please never use drugs without prescription and opinion of doctor. Leave discretion of using or not using in a particular situation to doctors. You may ask about potential harmful effects of a drug from your physician.
It mainly given for loose stool and gastroenteritis.
Irrational combination and unnecessary tteatment. Fluoroquinolones are to be avoided in kids till 13 yrs, unless life threatening infections amenable only to fqs are encountered.
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It's an antibiotic used for diarrhoea.
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Ofloxacin and metronidazole being given to treat amebic dysentry and other bacterial infection. If the stools are watery, not mixed with mucus or blood -no need to give.
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