Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Inoflox?
Fluoroquinolones, including ofloxacin, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages. Elderly patients (>60 years), those taking corticosteroid drugs, and those with kidney, heart, or lung transplants have an increased risk.
Fluoroquinolones, including ofloxacin, may exacerbate muscle weakness in persons with myasthenia gravis. Avoid ofloxacin in patients with a known history of myasthenia gravis.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you are/have:
- Ever had an allergic reaction to ofloxacin or other fluoroquinolones
- A history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances
- Taking other medications
- Underlying health conditions
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
This drug is a pregnancy category C drug. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies using ofloxacin in pregnant women. However, animal studies on fluoroquinolones showed that it causes arthropathy (joint disease) in fetuses. Therefore, only take this medication if instructed by your doctor.
This drug is excreted in breastmilk and may affect a nursing child. So, talk to your doctor or OB-GYN about breastfeeding while taking this medication.
What side effects can occur when using Inoflox?
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Side effects are often dose-dependent, so lowering the dose or ending treatment usually reduces these effects.
Potential side effects while using this drug include:
- Rash and pruritus
- External genital pruritus (in women)
- Altered sense of taste
- Hypersensitivity reactions
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these serious drug reactions:
- Severe hypersensitivity reaction
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Serum sickness
- Tendon pain (tendinitis)
- Muscle pain (myalgia)
- Joint pain (arthralgia)
- Hematologic abnormalities