To treat bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, respiratory infections , skin and soft tissue infections, sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix) and external eye infections (conjuctivitis).
When used as eye-drops, side effects include visual disturbance, tearing, mild stinging, burning or pricking, irritation, ocular discomfort, inflammation, redness, itching, allergic reactions in the eye (including itchiness of the eye and eyelid), sensitivity to light, eye swelling. When used orally, side effects include dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions (swelling of face, lips or other parts of the body; rash or itching on the skin; swelling of the mouth, tongue or throat that can obstruct the airways which may cause wheezing, difficulty swallowing, breathing or shortness of breath; severe sudden life-threatening allergic reaction), swelling of the face.
Ofloxacin may interact with other drugs including drugs that are used to treat the abnormal rate and rhythm of heart (antiarrythmics viz quindine, hydroquindine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide, ibutilide), tricyclic anti-depressants , antibiotics (azithromycin) and some anti-psychotics. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Ofloxacin belongs to the group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They cure the infection by inhibiting the DNA formation and killing the bacteria.
To treat certain types of vaginal, urinary tract and intestinal infections, or some specific infections that are in the body, which may be caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not use oxygen) or amoeba. It is also used for preventive (prophylactic) treatment during surgery, treat amoebiasis, amoebic dysentery, bacterial infection of vagina (bacterial vaginosis), diarrhea caused by protozoan parasite (giardiasis), and acute infections of vagina and/or urethra (trichomoniasis).
Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, shaking, rigidity, poor coordination, fits, tiredness, temporary loss of consciousness, fainting, sensation of spinning or rotation (vertigo), urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, pain in abdomen, taste disturbances, skin reactions like rash, itching and inflammation.
Ornidazole may interact with oral anticoagulants (warfarin) and muscle-relaxant (vecuronium bromide). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Ornidazole is active against the protozoa and anaerobic bacteria that are causing the infections. Action mechanism is associated with inhibiting the structure of DNA in susceptible microorganisms.
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Can I take Zenflox Oz during pregnancy?
Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.