Ofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, Chlamydia, and gonorrhea. It is not approved for use in patients under 18 years old. Do not share.
Take with water and drink extra fluids. Take with or without food. Do not skip doses or stop taking before prescribed time. If undergoing urine testing, inform personnel in charge, as ofloxacin may skew results drug test results.
Ofloxacin can cause serious side effects. Do not take ofloxacin if you are allergic to ofloxacin or other fluoroquinolones. May cause swelling/tearing of tendons. Do not breastfeed during ofloxacin treatment. Inform physician of all medical conditions and drugs you take, as ofloxacin can interact with other drugs and conditions. Avoid driving until you know how ofloxacin affects alertness. Contact doctor before using anti-diarrhea medication if you experience diarrhea. Ofloxacin may make it easier to suffer sunburns. Contact doctor if you encounter serious sunburning effects.
Ofloxacin may cause severe, disabling, and irreversible side effects. Only use ofloxacin if safer antibiotics cannot be used. Find emergency care in case of an allergic or severe skin reaction, or if you have signs of aorta damage such as chest/stomach/back pain. Cease use and contact doctor immediately if you experience serious effects, including: low blood sugar symptoms, nerve symptoms in limbs, numbness and tingling, dramatic mood or behavior changes, tendon rupture, severe stomach pain, pounding heart, dizziness, skin rash (even mild), little/no urination, seizure, severe headache, ringing in ears, vision issues, symptoms of liver problems. Other side effects include: stomach problems, dizziness, headache.