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What is Generic for Ofloxacin 400mg used for?

Ofloxacin 400mg is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, skin infections, prostate infections, and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which fights bacteria in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Ofloxacin 400mg?

Like other medicines, Ofloxacin 400mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ofloxacin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ofloxacin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ofloxacin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ofloxacin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, vaginal itching, insomnia, dizziness, and muscle pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Ofloxacin.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ofloxacin?

The dosage of Ofloxacin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ofloxacin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Ofloxacin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Ofloxacin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ofloxacin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ofloxacin 400mg?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ofloxacin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ofloxacin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Ofloxacin can interact with blood thinners, oral diabetes medications, oral steroid medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ofloxacin 400mg tablet?

Is it possible for me to take Ofloxacin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Ofloxacin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ofloxacin?
How will Ofloxacin work in my body?
How should Ofloxacin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Ofloxacin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ofloxacin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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