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Composition for LEVOQUIN OZ


food interaction for LEVOQUIN OZ

alcohol interaction for LEVOQUIN OZ

pregnancy interaction for LEVOQUIN OZ

lactation interaction for LEVOQUIN OZ

Avoid Levoquin oz tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Levoquin oz tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Levoquin oz tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Levofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, ear, tooth and prostate gland. It is also used to treat skin and soft tissue infections, anthrax and plague.

How it works

Levofloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones that kills a wide range of infection causing bacteria, both gram positive and gram negative. It acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA formation that is essential for bacterial growth and survival, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting


Ornidazole is used in the treatment of infections of vagina, urinary tract, intestine and other parts of the body caused by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that do not use oxygen) or protozoa (amoeba or single-celled parasites). It is also used to prevent these infections during surgical procedures.

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic (anti-bacteria and anti-protozoal) drug belonging to the class of imidazole derivatives. It interacts with DNA inside the microorganism to cause protein synthesis inhibition and cell death.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Allergic reaction, Itching, Redness of skin, Altered taste, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Headache, Tremor, Vertigo


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Expert advice for LEVOQUIN OZ

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for LEVOQUIN OZ


Q. Does levofloxacin/ L-cin 500/ Levomac/ Levoday/ Levobact contain penicillin or sulpha?
No, levofloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha.
Q. Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Yes, levofloxacin sold as generic is gluten free. 
Q. Is levofloxacin the same as ciprofloxacin?
They belong to same class of antibiotics, but are different drugs.
Q. Is levofloxacin a narcotic?
No. Levofloxacin is not a narcotic drug.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for sore throat, tonsil and strep throat?
Yes. Levofloxacin can be used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis and strep throat infections. Please consult your doctor before taking drug.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin?
Yes. You can take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does levofloxacin cover Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
No. Levofloxacin is not effective against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Q. Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
No. Levofloxacin does not affect birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.


Q. Is Ornidazole an antibiotic?
Ornidazole is an antibiotic.

Q. What is it used for?
It cures infections (caused by bacteria or protozoa) of intestine, urinary tract, genital tract and other body parts. 
Q. Is ornidazole same as metronidazole?
Ornidazole and metronidazole are two different drugs belonging to the same class and are used for the same type of diseases.
Q. Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
There are no reports suggesting the potential of ornidazole to cause cancer.


Content on this page was last updated on 27 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)