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Levofam 500 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Levofam 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Levofam Tablet

Uses of Levofam Tablet

Levofam 500 mg 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).

Levofam Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Levofam are Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea.

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

How Levofam Tablet works

Levofam 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.

In Depth Information on Levofam Tablet

Expert advice for Levofam Tablet

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

If you miss a dose of Levofam 500 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Levofam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Levofam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Levofam with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec, Tidired, Sirdalud, Tizalide
Levofam with Strontium Chloride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Strontium Chloride: Bentoform, Strotas
Levofam with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Levofam with Piribedil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Piribedil: Trivastal L.A
Levofam with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide, Elide
Levofam with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Levofam with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Levofam with Magnesium Hydroxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Levofam with Olanzapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Olanzapine: Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense, Olatig, Olanz, Madwell, Ozinet, Olnee, Pifol, Bitola
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb
Levofam with Clozapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clozapine: Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop, Lozin, Lozapin, Z Clo, Zaporil, Closin, Clozcare, Skizoril
Levofam with Ropinirole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ropinirole: Ropiro, Ropitor, Adrole, Ropeway, Parkirop
Levofam with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
Levofam with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Levofam with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Flanil
Levofam with Pentoxifylline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentoxifylline: Pentovas
Levofam with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf
Levofam with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz, Mimcipar, Ceracal
Levofam with Pramipexole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex, Prarimol SR, Prarimol, Pramirol, Mirator, Remipex, Pramitrem, Pexopram
Levofam with Zinc
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
Levofam with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
Levofam with Acarbose
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose, Abacus, Disorb, Glubose, K Carb, Glucar, Glucarb, Glucobay, Rebose, Karbocheck
Levofam with Sitagliptin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel
Levofam with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Levofam with Glibenclamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Glibenclamide: No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con, Semi Daonil, Daonil, Semi-Euglucon, Aviglen, Glybovin, Gliconil, Diabetnil
Levofam with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
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