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Ofloxacin: Oral tablet

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Ofloxacin 300mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7181
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Ofloxacin 400mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7182
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Ofloxacin 400mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: PAR 400  |  684
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Ofloxacin 200mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: R  |  160
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Ofloxacin 300mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: R  |  161
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Ofloxacin 400mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: R  |  162
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Ofloxacin 400mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 7182  |  93
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Ofloxacin 300mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX715 
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Ofloxacin 200mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX716 
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Ofloxacin 400mg Tab
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX717 
How This Drug Works
Quinolones
Quinolones are antibiotics that treat a variety of bacterial infections by blocking enzymes so bacteria cannot multiply and cause an infection.
Infections occur when large amounts of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Quinolones are antibiotics that treat a variety of bacterial infections. <br><br>When an infection occurs within the body, bacteria multiply quickly and release chemicals that build up and lead to illness and, in severe cases, death .All of the genetic material that drives the bacteria to multiply is contained in the bacteria&#39;s nucleus. <br><br>Quinolones easily enter bacteria cells through small holes allowing them to access the nucleus. Two specific enzymes are needed by bacteria to copy its DNA and create more bacteria. Quinolones block both types of enzymes so the bacteria&#39;s DNA cannot be copied. If bacteria cannot be copied, they cannot multiply and cause an infection.
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OFLOXACIN (oh FLOKS a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Drugs Related by Class to Ofloxacin: Oral tablet
Previous Class name
Class Name : Ophthalmological Anti-infectives

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Ofloxacin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
49.06%
50.94%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
4.4%
42.77%
35.85%
16.98%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 5.0 / 5
Works as Intended: 5.0 / 5
Tolerable: 5.0 / 5

Works as intended
No problems with these eye drops used after cornea transplant surgery
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
January 05, 2016
From: Surprise, AZ
Age: 65-74
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Ophthalmic drops, solution
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree