Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Cefpodoxime

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefpodoxime

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet works

Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
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Uses of Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB).
It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Levofloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Levofloxacin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Avoid Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cefpodoxime

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefpodoxime immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Expert advice for Levofloxacin

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Levofloxacin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.
Warnings
Special precautions for Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution
during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Forenza LX 200 mg/250 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefpodoxime

Q. Is Cefpodoxime an antibiotic?
Yes, Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime a sulfa drug?
Cefpodoxime is not a sulfa drug, it belongs to a class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime safe to use?
Cefpodoxime is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime a steroid?
Cefpodoxime is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime related to penicillin?
Cefpodoxime belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Is Cefpodoxime safe for humans?
Yes. Cefpodoxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Cefpodoxime with ibuprofen?
Cefpodoxime can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime treat chlamydia?
Cefpodoxime has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover pseudomonas?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Cefpodoxime is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Cefpodoxime cover enterococcus?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.
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Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

Q. What is Levofloxacin?
Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin with prednisone?
Levofloxacin and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking Levofloxacin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, Levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin with loratadine?
Levofloxacin can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin with esomeprazole?
Levofloxacin can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Levofloxacin affect birth control?
Levofloxacin can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking Levofloxacin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levofloxacin is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is Levofloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levofloxacin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Levofloxacin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levofloxacin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Levofloxacin is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin for tonsillitis?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin with guaifenesin?
Levofloxacin can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Levofloxacin with paracetamol?
Levofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Levofloxacin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levofloxacin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Levofloxacin.
Q. Does Levofloxacin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Levofloxacin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Levofloxacin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does Levofloxacin cause dry mouth?
Levofloxacin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Levofloxacin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Levofloxacin safe to use?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, Levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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