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Otex-OZ Syrup

ContainsOrnidazole (125 mg/5 ml) + Ofloxacin (50 mg/5 ml)
Otex-OZ Syrup is a combination medicine that consists of Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. It is used for the treatment of diarrhoea (loose and watery stools) caused by bacteria and parasites in children. This suspension helps to treat diarrhoea due to mixed infections. However, this combination is banned for use in India due to its serious side effects. Otex-OZ Syrup has some side effects like the metallic taste in the mouth, headache, breathing difficulty, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any side effects persist or bother your child. Do not give Otex-OZ Syrup if your child is allergic to it. Otex-OZ Syrup should be used on your doctor's prescription only. This suspension can be given either before or after meals. For the ease of remembering, give this medicine to your child at the same time every day. Once you start using this medicine for your child, ensure that the entire course of treatment is completed. Otex-OZ Syrup may not be suitable for all children. Inform your paediatrician about your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, birth defects, heart, lung, gastrointestinal, liver or kidney problems before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Otex-OZ Syrup

  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in taste
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness
  • Weight loss
  • Skin rash

Uses of Otex-OZ Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diarrhoea of mixed infection
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Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The onset of action of Otex-OZ Syrup is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which Otex-OZ Syrup remains active in the body is not known.
  • 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 Otex-OZ Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Otex-OZ Syrup is recommended for use in children only.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Otex-OZ Syrup is recommended for use in children only.


Avoid using Otex-OZ Syrup if your child is allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population


Otex-OZ Syrup is recommended for use in children only.


Otex-OZ Syrup is recommended for use in children only.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

Finish the entire course of treatment with Otex-OZ Syrup, even if the condition of your child gets better after taking few doses, to avoid antibiotic resistance (a condition where microbes evolve mechanisms that protect them from the effects of antibiotics). Also, inform your doctor if the diarrhoea does not stop even after finishing the full course of treatment.

Allergic skin reaction

Otex-OZ Syrup is likely to cause allergic skin reactions in some children. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, or severe itching/swelling, especially on the face. It can also make children more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights.


Diarrhoea or loose stools can cause dehydration (loss of water from the body). Therefore, make your child drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Missed Dose

If you forget to give a dose of Otex-OZ Syrup to your child give it as soon as you remember. If the time of your child's next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed one.


Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Seek emergency medical attention in case you suspect that you might have given an overdose of Otex-OZ Syrup.
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


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


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





Antidiabetic medicines

Disease interactions

Kidney diseases

Otex-OZ Syrup is filtered by the kidney and excreted through urine. Hence, maintain caution while using this medicine if your child has any kidney problem as it can increase the risk of kidney damage.

Liver disease

Otex-OZ Syrup may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Hence, maintain caution while giving this suspension to your child as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Otex-OZ Syrup is used in children to treat diarrhoea of mixed infections. You can give this medicine with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Make sure that you complete the entire course of this medicine even if the symptoms disappear after few days. If you discontinue the use of this medicine, the infection may come back. It is advisable to make your child drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly. Do not recommend this medicine to other parents even if their child's condition appears to be the same.

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
Otex-OZ Syrup is a combination of Ornidazole and Ofloxacin. Ofloxacin stops the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase which helps to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria. Ornidazole kills bacteria and other infectious germs like protozoa by damaging their DNA.
Legal Status







Fluoroquinolones, Anthelmintics


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