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Onoff 200 MG Suspension

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsOfloxacin
Description
Onoff 200 MG Suspension is fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract - the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. This suspension is effective against a large number of bacteria. It kills or prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Onoff 200 MG Suspension are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Onoff 200 MG Suspension can cause muscle damage, usually in the ankle. Onoff 200 MG Suspension should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. For the best results, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. You can take Onoff 200 MG Suspension with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take Onoff 200 MG Suspension around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Onoff 200 MG Suspension

  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Decreased appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Change in taste
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Runny Nose
  • Dizziness

Uses of Onoff 200 MG Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urethritis
  • Cystitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Traveller's diarrhoea
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 2 to 3 days after taking ofloxacin suspension. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if the condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of ofloxacin suspension lasts for about 12 hours and then you may have to take your next dose as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • 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 tendency has been reported for Onoff 200 MG Suspension.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Onoff 200 MG Suspension should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. Onoff 200 MG Suspension is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take Onoff 200 MG Suspension only upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Onoff 200 MG Suspension is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Onoff 200 MG Suspension if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Tendinitis or tendon rupture

Onoff 200 MG Suspension can cause muscle damage especially in old age. Do not use Onoff 200 MG Suspension if you have tendonitis (swelling of fibres that attach bone with muscles) or tendon rupture (a partial or complete tear of the tendon- the tissue that connects muscle to bone).

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a skeletal muscle weakness condition characterized by severe weakness of any of the muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Onoff 200 MG Suspension should be avoided in patients with myasthenia gravis since it may get worsen.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Onoff 200 MG Suspension should be avoided during pregnancy due to the risk of adverse effects on the baby's developing joints. Onoff 200 MG Suspension is not known to cause harmful effects on the baby if is taken later in pregnancy. Take Onoff 200 MG Suspension only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Onoff 200 MG Suspension is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It passes into breast milk in small amounts. Hence it is acceptable in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Muscle damage

Onoff 200 MG Suspension can cause muscle damage usually on the tendons that surround the ankle. Inform your doctor if you feel pain, numbness, or tingling sensations in your muscles.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Onoff 200 MG Suspension, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

Onoff 200 MG Suspension may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. Use sunscreens or wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions before stepping outside.

Photosensitivity

Onoff 200 MG Suspension may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. Use sunscreens or wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions before stepping outside.

Diarrhoea

Onoff 200 MG Suspension can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Onoff 200 MG Suspension. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Onoff 200 MG Suspension.
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

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

Use Onoff 200 MG Suspension with caution in patients with nerve problems, seizures, depression, and psychotic reactions. Onoff 200 MG Suspension can trigger these conditions and inform your doctor immediately if these reactions occur.

Colitis

Use Onoff 200 MG Suspension with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

QT Prolongation

Onoff 200 MG Suspension may cause heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Kidney Disease

Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Onoff 200 MG Suspension due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Onoff 200 MG Suspension as instructed by the doctor. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take Onoff 200 MG Suspension at around the same time daily. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Onoff 200 MG Suspension stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Fluoroquinolones, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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