OFLOXACIN- ofloxacin tablet, coated 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

OFLOXACIN TABLETS

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Read the Medication Guide that comes with ofloxacin before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.  

What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin tablets?

Ofloxacin belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Ofloxacin tablets can cause serious side effects. Some of these serious side effects can happen at the same time and could result in death. If you get any of the following serious side effects, get medical help right away. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue to take ofloxacin tablets.

1. Tendon rupture or swelling of the tendon (tendinitis)

Tendon problems can happen in people of all ages who take ofloxacin tablets.  

2. Changes in sensation and possible nerve damage (Peripheral Neuropathy). Damage to the nerves in arms, hands, legs, or feet can happen in people who take fluoroquinolones, including ofloxacin. Stop taking ofloxacin immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in your arms, hands, legs, or feet:

 The nerve damage may be permanent. 

3. Central Nervous System (CNS) effects. Seizures have been reported in people who take fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicines, including ofloxacin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of seizures before you start taking ofloxacin. CNS side effects may happen as soon as after taking the first dose of ofloxacin. Stop taking ofloxacin immediately and talk to your healthcare provider right away if you get any of these side effects, or other changes in mood or behavior:

 4. Worsening of myasthenia gravis (a disease that causes muscle weakness). 

Fluoroquinolones like ofloxacin tablets may cause worsening of myasthenia gravis symptoms, including muscle weakness and breathing problems. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any worsening muscle weakness or breathing problems. 

See the section “What are the possible side effects of ofloxacin tablets?” for more information about side effects.

What is ofloxacin?

Ofloxacin tablets are a fluoroquinolone antibiotic medicine used in adults to treat certain infections caused by certain germs called bacteria. It is not known if ofloxacin tablets are safe and work in people under 18 years of age. Children less than 18 years of age have a higher chance of getting bone, joint, or tendon (musculoskeletal) problems such as pain or swelling while taking ofloxacin tablets.

Sometimes infections are caused by viruses rather than by bacteria. Examples include viral infections in the sinuses and lungs, such as the common cold or flu. Antibiotics including ofloxacin tablets, do not kill viruses.  

Call your healthcare provider if you think your condition is not getting better while you are taking ofloxacin tablets.  

Who should not take Ofloxacintablets?

Do not take ofloxacin tablets if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic known as a fluoroquinolone, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in ofloxacin tablets. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure. See the list of ingredients in ofloxacin  tablets at the end of this Medication Guide.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ofloxacintablets?

See “What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin tablets?

Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

How should I take ofloxacintablets?
What should I avoid while taking ofloxacintablets?

What are the possible side effects of ofloxacin tablets?

Ofloxacin tablets can cause side effects that may may be serious or even cause dealth. See “What is the most important information I should know about ofloxacin tablets?

Other serious side effects of ofloxacin tablets include:


This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Revised: 0718



Revised: 12/2018
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