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What should I know about ofloxacin before taking it?

Before taking ofloxacin, know the following:
  • Allergic reactions, along with severe side effects can occur, including serious diarrhea and an increased likelihood for ruptured tendons and sunburns.
  • Severe interactions with some medications are possible, particularly NSAIDs or the typhoid vaccine.
  • You should not take ofloxacin if you have had a previous allergic reaction to its ingredients or to other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family.
  • This medication may not be appropriate if you have certain health conditions, including highly elevated blood electrolyte levels, irregular heartbeat, tendonitis, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, kidney or liver problems or if you recently suffered a heart attack.
Before taking this drug, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about all of your health conditions and the medications you are taking.

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