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Levocin 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Levocin 500mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Levocin 500mg Tablet

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₹6.54/Tablet
6 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Levocin Tablet

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Uses of Levocin Tablet

Levocin 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. 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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Levocin Tablet side effects

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How Levocin Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Levocin Tablet

Expert advice for Levocin Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levocin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Levocin 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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Levocin Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Levocin Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levocin 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levocin 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Levocin 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Levocin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levocin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levocin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Levocin 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.

What if you miss a dose of Levocin Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Levocin 500mg Tablet, 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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Frequently asked questions about Levocin Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin

Levocin 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 Levocin with prednisone?
Levocin 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 Levocin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Levocin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Levocin with loratadine?
Levocin 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 Levocin with esomeprazole?
Levocin 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 Levocin affect birth control?
Levocin 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 Levocin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Levocin for a tooth infection?
Levocin 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 Levocin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levocin 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 Levocin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levocin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levocin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Levocin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levocin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Levocin 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 Levocin for tonsillitis?
Levocin 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 Levocin with guaifenesin?
Levocin 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 Levocin with paracetamol?
Levocin 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.
Levocin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Levocin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Levocin.
Yes, like any other medicine, Levocin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Levocin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levocin 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.
Levocin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Levocin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Levocin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Levocin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Levocin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Yes, Levocin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Levocin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Levocin with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox
Levocin with Strontium Chloride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Strontium Chloride: Strotas
Levocin with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex
Levocin with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Levocin with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Sioril
Levocin with Pentoxifylline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentoxifylline: Pentovas, Flowpent, Flexital, Trental
Levocin with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux
Levocin with Piribedil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Piribedil: Trivastal L.A
Levocin with Ropinirole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ropinirole: Ropiro, Ropitor, Adrole, Ropeway, Parkirop, Role
Levocin with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Edil, Zelid, Nimusid, Neede, Nimujet, Twinease, Nyci, Nise, Nobel, Nimtus, Spinn, Nimbond, Nimbus, Redynise, Nizer, Denim Juicy, Pyrifen Gel, Hilid P, Nicip, Myonal, Nimtech, Nelsid, Nimusol, Curenim, Biogesic, Nulide, Angip, Nisel TD, NM, Nimeson, Nimutab, Pronim, Nimodol, Nimi Rapi, Relisulide, Nimprex, Zydol, I Nid, Nimdis, Mazic, Emsulide, Nimol, Nugesic, Nimeron, Pyrimide, Nimuvin, Jumolid, Nimeka, Nimotil, Bionim, Nimstal, Arsulide, Lupisulide, Nimusen, Nimcare, Nemu, Nimd, Nimcet, Supernim, Nimind CT, Ginim, Nimpus, Nalgis, Nimlodi, Nimmi, Zega, Unik Junior, Patalgin, Nimtaz, Doly, Numel, Needfast, Nimrod, Pyrestat, Subid, Vylid, Milenim, Nimley, Nixia, Orange N, Nimupain, Gersulide, Nimdus, Doloflam, Knott, Neulab, Nex Kid, Nimik, Nimu, Olnim, Orthogesic, Novolid, Remulide, Nimind, Tremolide, Nimi, Zynimo, Auronim, Novogesic, Nimcell, Sidlide, Nimiz, Eusel, Nimeter, Nmd, Oflapoon, Resinim Plus, Arthorid, Mesulid, Nimaid, Nimcee, Nimdex, Nimobid, Nimoflam, Nimowen, Nimuspa, Niq, Nimulet, Nimisan, Nimrest, Gesnim, Nex MD, Nimopin, Toli, Flenim Plus, Nexmac, Nilide, Nex, Nimus, Nuleb, Pansulide RD, Redfast, Misogesic, Aglonim, Flenim MR, Instanim, Naba P, Nemunac, Nimugee, Spanim, New Nicip, Nimo P, Nimtop, Corfen NS, Mylid, Neosaid, Nimulid, Vylid ID, Nimumac, Minidol, Nilup, Nimek, Nimo, Pirodol, Niltel Fast, Dolonim, Enlide, Pyrisulide, Infanim, Dynalid, Nilpain, Nimecon, Nimutec, Nipace, Resinim, Ortinims, I Nid Aio, Nimace, Nimfast, Soonil, Denim Kid, Actinim, Nimogen, Nimos, Nimular
Levocin with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition AMINO SALICYLIC ACID: Rexite BT
Levocin with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz
Levocin with Clozapine
SERIOUS
Levocin with Pramipexole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex, Prarimol SR, Prarimol, Pramirol, Mirator, Remipex, Pramitrem, Pexopram
Levocin with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin
Levocin with Analgin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Analgin: Novalgin RC, Bral
Levocin with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz, Mimcipar, Ceracal
Levocin with Acarbose
MODERATE
Levocin with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Rastinon
Levocin with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Levocin with Sitagliptin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel, Zita
Levocin with Glibenclamide
MODERATE
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