Ofloxacin is a synthetic 4-fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent with bactericidal activity against a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms. Ofloxacin is thought to exert bactericidal effect by inhibiting DNA gyrase, an essential enzyme that is a critical catalyst in the duplication, transcription and repair of bacterial DNA.
Oflacin Tablet 200 mg
Skin and soft tissue infections: 400 mg bid infused over at least 1 hr.
Complicated urinary tract infections: 200 mg daily by infusion over at least 30 min. Max: 400 mg bid infused over at least 1 hr.
Lower respiratory tract infections, Septicaemia: 200 mg bid by infusion over at least 30 min. Max: 400 mg bid infused over at least 1 hr.
General dosage recommendations: The dose of ofloxacin is determined by the type and severity of the infection. The dosage range for adults is 200 mg to 800 mg daily. Up to 400 mg may be given as a single dose, preferably in the morning, larger doses should be given as two divided doses. Ofloxacin tablets should be swallowed with liquid; they should not be taken within two hours of intake of magnesium/aluminium containing antacids or iron preparations since reduction of absorption of ofloxacin can occur.
Enteric fever: For adults 200 mg, every 12 hours, for 5 days. For children 15 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses for 3 days.
Shigellosis: 400 mg single dose.
Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis: 400 mg twice daily along with conventional anti-tuberculosis drugs.
Lower respiratory tract infection: 400 mg daily, increasing, if necessary, to 400 mg twice daily.
Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections: A single dose of 200/400 mg.
Uncomplicated urethral and cervical gonorrhoea: A single dose of 400 mg.
Non-gonococcal urethral and cervicitis: 400 mg daily in single or divided doses.
Complicated Urinary Tract Infection: 200/400 mg/day for 7 days.
Children: Ofloxacin is usually not indicated for use in children or growing adolescents.
Elderly: No adjustment of dosage is required in the elderly.