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Bestoflox N Suspension

Manufactured byBESTOCHEM FORMULATIONS (INDIA) LTD
ContainsNitazoxanide (100 mg/5 ml) + Ofloxacin (50 mg/5 ml)
Description

Bestoflox N Suspension is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of enterocolitis, urogenital infections and other susceptible infections that may cause diarrhea. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bestoflox N Suspension

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Discolored urine
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Change in taste
  • Severe allergic reaction

Uses of Bestoflox N Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urogenital infections
  • Enterocolitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to nitazoxanide, ofloxacin or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscles to the bones becomes inflamed) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 1 year of age since the safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been clinically established.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Drug-resistance

Use of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing benefits and may even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Photosensitivity

This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Administer/Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Ethinyl Estradiol

Corticosteroids

Quinidine

Aspirin

Antidiabetic drugs

Valproic Acid

Glimepiride

Lorazepam

Phenytoin

Methotrexate

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases or electrolyte disturbances and elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Administer/Take this medicine with food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Ofloxacin works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate, thus inhibiting bacterial cell division. Nitazoxanide helps to prevent the growth of microorganisms that causes diarrhea.
Legal Status

Banned

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Gastrointestinal agents, Quinolones

Schedule

Schedule H

Nitazoxanide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00507

[Internet]. 2019 [cited 11 December 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01165v
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Jan 2020

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