• azithromycin
  • Using ofloxacin together with azithromycin can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a relatively rare side effect. (drugs.com)
  • doses
  • Physicians typically prescribe 400 milligrams of cefixime once daily while an ofloxacin dose may be 400 to 800 milligrams per day divided into two doses and taken once every 12 hours. (wisegeek.com)
  • Absorption of ofloxacin after single or multiple doses of 200 to 400 mg is predictable, and the amount of drug absorbed increases proportionately with the dose. (nih.gov)
  • The mean concentration of ofloxacin in each of these various body fluids and tissues after one or more doses was 0.8 to 1.5 times the concurrent plasma level. (nih.gov)
  • infections
  • Ofloxacin is used to treat certain bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In the U.S. ofloxacin is approved for the treatment of bacterial infections such as: Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis Community-acquired pneumonia Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections Nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis Mixed Infections of the urethra and cervix Acute pelvic inflammatory disease Uncomplicated cystitis Complicated urinary tract infections Prostatitis Acute, uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhea. (wikipedia.org)
  • elderly
  • Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of ofloxacin in the elderly. (mayoclinic.org)
  • However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related heart or kidney problems, or develop severe tendon problems (including tendon rupture), which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving ofloxacin. (mayoclinic.org)
  • antibiotics
  • Even though cefizime and ofloxacin do not belong to the same group (cephalosporins are similar to penicillin), they are both very effective and safe antibiotics. (wisegeek.com)
  • increases
  • Risks associated with ofloxacin also include tendon ruptures, a danger that increases in patients using corticosteroids and in individuals over the age of 60. (wisegeek.com)
  • patients
  • Patients can take cefixime with or without food but cannot take ofloxacin within two hours of consuming antacids , dairy products, or multivitamins. (wisegeek.com)
  • equal
  • Ofloxacin is bactericidal at concentrations equal to or slightly greater than inhibitory concentrations. (drugs.com)
  • solutions
  • The relative solubility characteristics of ofloxacin at room temperature, as defined by USP nomenclature, indicate that ofloxacin is considered to be soluble in aqueous solutions with pH between 2 and 5. (rxlist.com)
  • necessary
  • Ofloxacin inhibits the enzymes necessary to metabolize carbamazepine or warfarin, increasing the blood levels and actions of these medications. (wisegeek.com)