LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP

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Medicine Overview of LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP

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Uses of Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).
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Side effects of Levofloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Levofloxacin

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 Levomac az syrup at a fixed time.
Avoid Levomac az syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.
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Uses of Azithromycin

Azithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.
It is used in bacterial infections of tonsils, sinus, ear, nose, throat, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Azithromycin

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Allergy.

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How to use Azithromycin

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 Levomac az syrup at a fixed time.
Avoid Levomac az syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP works

Azithromycin is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP

Expert advice for Levofloxacin

  • Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine to prevent your skin from burning, tingling or severely blistering.
  • Take plenty of fluids.
  • If you are already taking iron tablets, antacids or sucralfate, take levofloxacin dose at least 2 hours before or after.
  • Do not drive, operate dangerous machinery or have similar activities if you feel that your ability to concentrate and react is impaired after taking levofloxacin.
  • Do not give levofloxacin to your children or growing teenagers, it can harm the cartilage of their growing bones.
  • Do not use levofloxacin eye drop to treat any problem in eye that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • consult your doctor before taking this drug, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Azithromycin

  • Take Azithromycin only when prescribed by your doctor
  • Azithromycin can be taken with or without food
  • Do not take aluminum and magnesium containing antacids with Azithromycin. It should be taken one hour before or two hours after taking antacids
  • Azithromycin commonly causes nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience any allergic reaction like severe skin rash while taking Azithromycin
  • Use of Azithromycin during pregnancy is not advisable until considered absolutely necessary by your physician
  • Breastfeeding should be stopped while taking Azithromycin. It is recommended to discard the milk during the treatment and up till 2 days after discontinuation of Azithromycin
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Special precautions for LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP
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Alcohol
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It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levomac az syrup.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levomac az syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
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Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
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Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.

No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild and moderate kidney disease. Not advisable in patients with severe kidney disease.
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No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild and
moderate liver disease. Not advisable in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LEVOMAC AZ SYRUP

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

Q. What is levofloxacin?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with food?
Levofloxacin may be taken with or without food. Levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with prednisone?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with loratadine?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with esomeprazole?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin affect birth control?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for bronchitis?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bronchitis. If you think you have bronchitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levofloxacin 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. Can I take levofloxacin for sinus infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infection. If you think you have a sinus infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). If you think you have UTI, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for an ear infection?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of ear infection. If you think you have ear infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is levofloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levofloxacin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral levofloxacin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levofloxacin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin for tonsillitis?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin for a bladder infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bladder infection. If you think you have a bladder infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with milk?
There is no information available particularly on its use with milk. However, it may be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with guaifenesin?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Levofloxacin and ibuprofen taken together can increase the risk of central nervous system stimulation and seizure or fits. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with paracetamol?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does levofloxacin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levofloxacin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, levofloxacin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does levofloxacin cause constipation?
Constipation is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation after taking levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin make you sleepy?
Levofloxacin can make you feel sleepy. Somnolence (sleepiness) is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. It is also seen to cause dizziness and insomnia (inability to sleep) commonly. Please consult your doctor if you have sleep problems while taking levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin cause dry mouth?
Levofloxacin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking levofloxacin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is levofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
Levofloxacin must not be used in breastfeeding women. There is limited information if it passes into the milk or not. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.
Q. Is levofloxacin safe?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is levofloxacin safe during pregnancy?
Levofloxacin must not be used in pregnant women. There is limited research on its use in pregnancy. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.
Q. Is levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Levofloxacin is a synthetic drug and free from any source that can contain gluten. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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Frequently asked questions for Azithromycin

Q. Is azithromycin an antibiotic?
Yes, azithromycin is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as macrolides. It can be used to treat bacterial sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia and many other if caused by micro-organisms sensitive to azithromycin. It should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin used for treating a cold and sore throat?
Azithromycin is used to treat cold and sore throat only if there is an underlying bacterial infection present. Please consult your doctor before taking azithromycin in these conditions.
Q. Are azithromycin and erythromycin same?
No, azithromycin and erythromycin are two different antibiotics but belong to the same class of antibiotics. They differ in their action against different bacteria.
Q. Is azithromycin safe?
Azithromycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is azithromycin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Azithromycin is secreted in breast milk. The adverse effects of azithromycin on the breastfed child are not known. So, breastfeeding should be stopped while taking azithromycin. It is recommended to discard the milk during the treatment and up till 2 days after discontinuation of azithromycin.
Q. Is azithromycin good for tonsillitis?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of tonsillitis. However, there are antibiotics which are preferred over azithromycin for its treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for tonsillitis.
Q. Is azithromycin banned?
No, azithromycin is not a banned medicine. However, it is available on prescription by a physician.
Q. Can azithromycin be used to treat a fever?
Fever is a symptom due to an underlying infection which could be either bacterial, viral or fungal. Please take advice from your physician before taking any antibiotic for fever as it is important to identify the type of infection causing fever.
Q. Is azithromycin used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Azithromycin is not recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of UTI.
Q. Is azithromycin good for acne?
Azithromycin can be used for the treatment of acne. Clinical studies have shown a good efficacy of azithromycin in the treatment of acne. However, it is always advised that you should consult to your physician before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Is azithromycin safe in pregnancy?
Safety of azithromycin could not be established during pregnancy as sufficient information is not available for its use during pregnancy. So, it is advisable not to use azithromycin during pregnancy until considered absolutely necessary by your physician.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with milk?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken with milk as it is recommended to take azithromycin with or without food.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with paracetamol?
Azithromycin can be taken with paracetamol as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with omeprazole?
Azithromycin can be taken with omeprazole as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can i take azithromycin with ibuprofen?
Azithromycin can be taken with ibuprofen as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with esomeprazole?
Azithromycin can be taken with esomeprazole as no drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two medicines. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take azithromycin with birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
No interactions have been clinically observed between azithromycin and birth control pills (oral contraceptives). However, this does not mean interactions cannot occur. Please talk to your doctor if you have been advised to take azithromycin and you are already taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
Q. Does azithromycin treat a cough?
No, azithromycin cannot treat a cough. Cough is a symptom which represents an underlying disease or an infection. Azithromycin can help in relieving cough only if it would be effective in treating the underlying infection. Please talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for your cough.
Q. Does azithromycin affect sperm?
Azithromycin has not been reported to affect sperms.
Q. Does azithromycin cause drowsiness?
No, azithromycin does not cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea (loose stools) is a very common side effect of azithromycin. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive diarrhea while taking azithromycin.
Q. Does azithromycin affect fertility?
Azithromycin is not known to affect fertility in humans. Inadequate data is available for humans. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding the same.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for throat infection caused by streptococcus?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken for throat infection caused by streptococcus. However, this an alternative medicine for the same. There are other antibiotics available which could be more effective in the treatment of streptococcal throat infections. Please take the advice from your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for a toothache (tooth pain)?
Azithromycin would be helpful in a toothache (tooth pain) only when there is an underlying infection which is causing the pain. Please talk to your doctor before taking azithromycin or any other antibiotic for relief of a tooth pain.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for the flu?
No, azithromycin is not recommended for the treatment of flu (influenza infection). Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of flu (influenza infection) before taking any medicines including antibiotics like azithromycin as this is a viral infection and taking any antibiotics would not help in this condition.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for a sinus infection?
Yes, azithromycin can help to treat a bacterial sinus infection. However, as always advisable, antibiotics should only be taken only when the infection is properly diagnosed by the doctor and then antibiotics are taken as advised.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for yeast infection?
Azithromycin is an antibiotic (works against a bacterial infection). It does not have any action against the yeast (fungal) infection.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for chlamydia?
Yes, azithromycin can be taken for chlamydial infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor, in the doses advised.
Q. Can I take azithromycin for tooth infection?
Azithromycin can be taken to treat tooth infection. However, it is always advisable to take antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor to treat the infection.
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