Levofuxin 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, and lungs (pneumonia). It cures the infection by stopping further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous), in cases where oral administration is not possible, such as in hospitalized or unconscious patients. It is administered by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Some people may have a headache, dizziness, nausea, and constipation as side effects of this medicine.  Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own, but please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Special care should be taken in people with kidney problems while taking this medicine.

Uses of Levofuxin Injection

Benefits of Levofuxin Injection

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic medicine which can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues in adults and children. It works by killing and stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.
This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Levofuxin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Levofuxin

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Levofuxin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Levofuxin Injection works

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Levofuxin 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levofuxin 500mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levofuxin 500mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Levofuxin 500mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levofuxin 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levofuxin 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Levofuxin 500mg Injection 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 forget to take Levofuxin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Levofuxin 500mg Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levofuxin 500mg Injection 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 Levofuxin 500mg Injection 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Quinolones/ Fluroquinolones

Interaction with drugs

Taking Levofuxin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tizonec, Tidired, Tizakind
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Levofuxin 500mg Injection safe?

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can the use of Levofuxin 500mg Injection cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Levofuxin 500mg Injection can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can the use of Levofuxin 500mg Injection increase the risk of muscle damage?

Yes, the use of Levofuxin 500mg Injection is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle. Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Levofuxin 500mg Injection but it may be more significant in people above 60 years of age. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.

Q. How is Levofuxin 500mg Injection administered?

Levofuxin 500mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Levofuxin 500mg Injection.

Q. Is Levofuxin 500mg Injection effective?

Levofuxin 500mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Levofuxin 500mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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Country of origin: India

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