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Zo 200 mg contains Ofloxacin, which belongs to a group of antibacterial medicines known as fluoroquinolones. It is an antibiotic drug used for the treatment of bacterial infections. These include:
- Chronic lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia
- Chronic infections of the nose, ear, and throat. The antibiotic drug is not effective in treating acute tonsillitis caused by beta-haemolytic streptococci.
- Infections of the bones and joints
- Infections of soft tissues and skin
- Infections of the kidney, urinary tract, and genital organs, gonorrhea
- Abdominal infections such as bacterial enteritis
The duration of treatment depends on the condition of the patient and the response of the pathogen. In general, doctors advised continuing the treatment for at least three days after the disappearance of symptoms. For the treatment of acute infections, 7 to 10 days of therapy is usually sufficient. In general, the duration of treatment is 7 to 8 days for salmonellosis, 3 to 5 days for shigellosis and three days for intestinal infections with Escherichia coli. Ofloxacin 200 mg per day is usually sufficient for uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections. In case of bone and joint infection, the treatment lasts 3 to 4 days or longer as per the condition. It is advisable not to exceed a treatment time of two months.
Zo 200 mg tablet should be swallowed, not chewed, and taken with adequate water. Depending on the individual’s condition, it may be necessary to increase the dose cause of different sensitivities and severe infections. For patients with moderate to severe impairment of renal impairment, your doctor may alter the dose of Zo 200 mg. The dose depends on the type and severity of the infection. Consult your doctor if you have any doubt regarding the usage of the medicine. The antibiotic drug should not be given to children or growing adolescents.
Zo 200 mg should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to Ofloxacin to other antibacterial agents. It must not be used in patients with a history of tendon disorders related to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Make sure you do not give ofloxacin tablets to children or adolescents in the growth phase. Do not expose yourself in strong sunlight for long periods while taking these tablets when taking medicine. Let your doctor know if you are taking this antibiotic medication or undergoing any medical tests as lit may interfere with the results. You may be more susceptible to other bacterial infections if you develop severe diarrhea, or bowel inflammation. In such cases, treatment should be discontinued. Tell your doctor if you take anticoagulants, medicine to control blood sugar, breathing problems, NSAIDs, or heart medications.
Rarely an allergic reaction occur after the first dose of Zo antibiotic, which may include skin rash, hives, fast heart rate, low blood pressure, burning of the eyes, coughing, throat irritation, blood disorders, swelling of the lips, face, or neck. Tendon discomfort, including inflammation and rupture, may occur particularly if you are an elderly patient receiving an Ofloxacin antibiotic.