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Revised: 10/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
OFLOXACIN Tablets 100mg "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Ofloxacin
 Dosage form:
white to faintly yellowish white tablet, diameter: 8.1 mm, thickness: 3.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
オフロキサシン 100 mg「サワイ」, 抗菌剤, Ofloxacin 100 mg「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This is medicine is a new quinolone antibacterial agent and shows antibacterial effects by inhibiting DNA replication in bacteria.
It is usually used to treat a wide range of infections such as skin infections, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and leprosy.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 3 to 6 tablets (300 to 600 mg of the active ingredient) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the type of infection and symptoms.
    For leprosy: In general, for adults, take 4 to 6 tablets (400 to 600 mg of the active ingredient) in 2 to 3 divided doses a day. This medicine is used concomitantly with other antileprotic agents as a rule.
    For typhoid and paratyphoid: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (200 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 4 times a day for 14 days.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause consciousness disorder. Pay close attention when operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, insomnia, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, indigestion and stomach discomfort. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • erythema, chills, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • fever, redness and swelling of skin/mucosa with rash or blisters, conjunctival hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • convulsive muscle contraction [convulsion]
  • chest pain, palpitation, shortness of breath [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia]
  • decreased urine output, edema, fever [acute renal failure, interstitial nephritis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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