Lek 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Lek 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Lek Tablet

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Uses of Lek Tablet

Lek 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis.
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 Lek Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Lek 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 Lek 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lek 500mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Lek Tablet works

Lek 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

In Depth Information on Lek Tablet

Expert advice for Lek Tablet

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Lek and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lek 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Lek 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lek 500mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lek 500mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lek 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect y
our vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lek 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wit
h kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lek 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Lek 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, stop the medicine and inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Trental 400mg Tablet, Alkepin 25mg Tablet DT, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Januvia 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lek 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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