Levoff 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Levoff Tablet

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Uses of Levoff Tablet

Levoff 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 Levoff Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How Levoff Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Levoff Tablet

Expert advice for Levoff Tablet

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

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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