What is Oflox (Ofloxacin) used for?
Oflox (Ofloxacin) is an antibiotic which is prescribed as a treatment for bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, chlamydia and infections of the prostate, skin, urinary tract and many others. This medication should not be taken to treat viral infections such as colds or flu.
How should I use Oflox (Ofloxacin)?
Oflox (Ofloxacin) tablets should be taken by mouth, with a glass of water. You may take this medication with food or without food. These tablets are normally taken twice per day. The length of treatment required may vary, depending on the condition requiring treatment, and your medical condition. The treatment period may range from 3 days to 6 weeks. Your physician will advise you on how long treatment is required for. If you have been told to take it twice per day, you should take it at 12 hour intervals. It is important to continue taking it for the entire period of time for which it has been prescribed.
What are the side effects of Oflox (Ofloxacin)?
Some side effects of Oflox (Ofloxacin) include:
Patients who notice more serious side effects, such as hallucinations, uncontrolled shaking, depression, restlessness or fever should immediately consult their physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Oflox (Ofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.