Ofloxacin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia). Ornidazole is generally used in treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections It is generally used in treatment of infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
Dryness in mouth
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Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Ofloxacin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Ofloxacin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Ornidazole, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Ornidazole is to be taken with food.
How it works
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It prevents the division & repair of baterial cells thereby killing them to make the condition better. Ornidazole is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by damaging the DNA of the bacteria and prevents the division & repair of baterial cells that cause infections
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Ofloxacin used for? Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic? Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Is Ofloxacin an antibiotic? Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is Ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal? Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a penicillin? Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a painkiller? Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is Ofloxacin a sulfa drug? Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin contain sulfa? Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin affect birth control? Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when Ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does Ofloxacin contain penicillin? Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does Ofloxacin treat chlamydia? Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Does Ofloxacin expire? Obviously, Ofloxacin expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date and its mandatory to check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before using any medicine.
Q. Can I take Ofloxacin with paracetamol?
As of now, drug-drug interactions have never been clinically seen. So Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ofloxacin with ibuprofen? Ofloxacin when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with Ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Ornidazole an antibiotic? Yes, Ornidazole is an antibiotic and is a nitroimidazole derivative. It is active against anaerobic organisms and microbes like giardia, entamoeba, and trichomonas. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. What does Ornidazole treat? Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginal infection), trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and infections due to anaerobic bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Is Ornidazole safe in lactation? It is not known whether Ornidazole passes into the human milk or not. It is advisable that you should not take Ornidazole if you are breastfeeding or breastfeeding should be stopped. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding.
Q. Is Ornidazole safe in pregnancy? There are no studies on the safety of Ornidazole when used in pregnancy. So, it is advisable that the drug should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are pregnant.
Q. Are Ornidazole and metronidazole the same? Both Ornidazole and metronidazole belong to the same class of drugs and are nitroimidazole derivatives. They have a similar mechanism of action and are active against similar microbes. However, Ornidazole has a longer half-life, so it is given once a day and also has lesser side effects compared to metronidazole. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Ornidazole carcinogenic? Ornidazole has not shown to cause any carcinogenic effect in humans. Talk to your doctor in case you have any further concerns regarding the same.
Q. Is Ornidazole safe? Ornidazole is a safe medicine if taken in the dose for a duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. How long does Ornidazole take to work? After oral administration, Ornidazole is rapidly absorbed and takes less than three hours to reach peak concentrations in the blood. It is well distributed in the tissues.
Your doctor has prescribed Ofloxacin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.Discontinue Ofloxacin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.If you are using Ornidazole in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
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