Levocad 500mg Syrup

icon
Zydus Cadila

Composition for Levocad 500mg Syrup

iconPrescription Required
33.62
30 ml in 1 bottle
SOLD OUT

Medicine Overview of Levocad Syrup

uses

Uses of Levocad Syrup

Levocad 500mg Syrup 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).
uses

Side effects of Levocad Syrup

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

uses

How to use Levocad Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Levocad 500mg Syrup at a fixed time.
Avoid Levocad 500mg Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Levocad Syrup works

Levocad 500mg syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on Levocad Syrup

Expert advice for Levocad Syrup

  • 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 Levocad 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.
video imgplay img
Warnings
Special precautions for Levocad 500mg Syrup
icon
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levocad 500mg Syrup.
icon
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levocad 500mg Syrup 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.
...
+more
icon
Lactation
CAUTION
Levocad 500mg Syrup is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
...
+more
icon
Driving
Levocad 500mg Syrup may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affec
t your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
...
+more
icon
Kidney
CAUTION
Levocad 500mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levocad 500mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
icon
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Levocad 500mg Syrup 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.
...
+more
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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Levocad 500mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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

Substitutes for Levocad Syrup

Levopil 500mg Syrup
Psychotropics India Ltd
₹0.33/ml of Syrup
save 70%
Top Ophthalmologists
doctor
Dr. Anita Sethi
MBBS, MD, DNB, Fellowship
4.8
doctor
4.9
doctor
Dr. Vivek Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB
4.6
doctor
Dr. Parul Sharma
MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellowship
4.2
doctor
4.4
cross img