Lavid 500mg Tablet

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Kloster Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Lavid 500mg Tablet

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₹8.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lavid Tablet

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Uses of Lavid Tablet

Lavid 500mg Tablet 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 Lavid Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Lavid Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lavid 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lavid 500mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Lavid Tablet works

Lavid 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Lavid Tablet

Expert advice for Lavid Tablet

  • 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 Lavid 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lavid 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Lavid 500mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lavid 500mg 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
Lavid 500mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactat
ion. 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
Lavid 500mg 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
Lavid 500mg 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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Ozip 2.5mg Tablet, Oliza 10mg Injection, Cipin 100mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Levofloxacin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lavid 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

Lavid 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 Lavid with prednisone?
Lavid 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 Lavid immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Lavid is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Lavid with loratadine?
Lavid 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 Lavid with esomeprazole?
Lavid 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 Lavid affect birth control?
Lavid 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 Lavid with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Lavid for a tooth infection?
Lavid 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 Lavid for streptococcal throat infection?
Lavid 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 Lavid same as ciprofloxacin?
Lavid and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Lavid is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Lavid 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Lavid is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Lavid 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 Lavid for tonsillitis?
Lavid 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 Lavid with guaifenesin?
Lavid 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 Lavid with paracetamol?
Lavid 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.
Lavid does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Lavid does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Lavid.
Yes, like any other medicine, Lavid has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Lavid treat bacterial vaginosis?
Lavid 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.
Lavid does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Lavid as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Lavid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Lavid is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Lavid is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Yes, Lavid belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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