The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
For respiratory and uncomplicated skin infections
- Oral/IV: administer 400 mg every 12 hours for 10 days.
For cervicitis or urethritis due to Chlamydia trachomatis
- Oral/IV: administer 300 mg every 12 hours for 7 days.
For acute pelvic inflammatory disease
- Oral/IV: administer 400 mg every 12 hours for 10 to 14 days
For uncomplicated urinary tract infections
- Cystitis due to coli or K. pneumoniae: administer 200 mg every 12 hours for 3 days
- Cystitis due to other susceptible bacteria: 200 mg every 12 hours for 7 days
- Acute pyelonephritis: administer 400 mg every 12 hours for 14 days
- UTI: administer 200 mg every 12 hours for 14 days
- Oral/IV: administer 300 mg every 12 hours for 6 weeks
For typhoid fever
- Oral/IV: administer 15 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses (maximum daily dose: 800 mg) every 12 hours for 5 to 14 days
- Oral/IV: administer 200 mg every 8 hours for one day, or;
- Oral/IV: administer 400 mg as a single dose
Dose adjustments for patients with renal impairment
- CrCl 20-50 mL/min: no change to the dose, change frequency to once a day
- CrCl <20 mL/min: reduce the dose by half and change the frequency to once a day
What is the dose for a child?
Children should not take fluoroquinolones, including ofloxacin. It may cause bone, joint, and tissue damage in children under 18 years old. Consult with a doctor or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.
How is Inoflox available?
This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Oral tablets 200 mg, 400 mg
- Solution for infusion 200 mg/100 mL
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
Clinical features of acute overdose of ofloxacin may include CNS symptoms such as confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, and convulsive seizures, as well as GI reactions such as nausea and mucosal erosions.
In the event of overdose, symptomatic treatment should be implemented. The patient should be observed, and proper hydration maintained. ECG monitoring should be undertaken because of the possibility of QT interval prolongation.
Gastric lavage or induction of emesis may be used to empty the stomach. Elimination of ofloxacin may be increased by forced diuresis.
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.