Medicine Overview of Levosal Syrup
Levosal Syrup 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).
Side Effects of Levosal are Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea.
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. Levosal Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Levosal Syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
Levosal Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
In Depth Information on Levosal Syrup
Your doctor has prescribed Levosal Syrup 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 Levosal Syrup 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.
Levosal Syrup related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levosal Syrup.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levosal Syrup 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.
Levosal Syrup is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Levosal Syrup may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Levosal Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levosal Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Levosal Syrup 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.
If you miss a dose of Levosal Syrup, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Levosal Syrup
Levosal 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 Levosal with prednisone?
Levosal 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 Levosal immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Levosal a narcotic substance?
No, Levosal is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Levosal with loratadine?
Levosal 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 Levosal with esomeprazole?
Levosal 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 Levosal affect birth control?
Levosal 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 Levosal with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Levosal for a tooth infection?
Levosal 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 Levosal for streptococcal throat infection?
Levosal 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 Levosal same as ciprofloxacin?
Levosal and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levosal is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Levosal 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levosal is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Levosal 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 Levosal for tonsillitis?
Levosal 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 Levosal with guaifenesin?
Levosal 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 Levosal with paracetamol?
Levosal 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 Levosal contain sulfa?
Levosal does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Levosal cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levosal does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Levosal.
Yes, like any other medicine, Levosal has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Levosal treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levosal 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 Levosal cause dry mouth?
Levosal does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Levosal as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Levosal safe to use?
Levosal is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Levosal penicillin?
Levosal is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Levosal is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Levosal a quinolone?
Yes, Levosal belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Levosal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec, Tidired, Sirdalud, Tizalide
Medicines with composition Strontium Chloride: Bentoform, Strotas
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide, Elide
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex, Prarimol SR, Prarimol, Pramirol, Mirator, Remipex, Pramitrem, Pexopram
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf
Medicines with composition Pentoxifylline: Pentovas
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Flanil
Medicines with composition Clozapine: Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop, Lozin, Lozapin, Z Clo, Zaporil, Closin, Clozcare, Skizoril
Medicines with composition Ropinirole: Ropiro, Ropitor, Adrole, Ropeway, Parkirop
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
Medicines with composition Olanzapine: Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense, Olatig, Olanz, Madwell, Ozinet, Olnee, Pifol, Bitola
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz, Mimcipar, Ceracal
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Medicines with composition Piribedil: Trivastal L.A
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose, Abacus, Disorb, Glubose, K Carb, Glucar, Glucarb, Glucobay, Rebose, Karbocheck
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Medicines with composition Glibenclamide: No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con, Semi Daonil, Daonil, Semi-Euglucon, Aviglen, Glybovin, Gliconil, Diabetnil
One of the following vendor pharmacies will deliver Levosal Syrup: UVD, SAF, MJT, OWP, ESY, DYL, BDN, JSL, KNH, TSS, RAC, STA, PLT, BHS, HTS, SVH, RWP, NLG, NVY, RDH, SVS, DAO, SPD, JVO, HZF, NDP, SBA, SLN, HWS, VSC, PNT, BLE, RGH, MKS, NPH, WHL, LHP, GEO, DHR, EVP, DZY, TRP, MAX, WSI, HEX, UPA, EEC, GGL, BDI, SBN, LMS, RHL, SHC, SAA, PRL, TFP, FIP, AMH, PMA, ASP, UMP, ATP, EMB, MRS, NTL, DYG, HGI, BHM, ZVP, FGH, PSF, OLT, BLP, MAP, BHP, IMC, PRN, AMR, SHG, 1MH, PHC, WHP, AVB, DRA, BSN, NEO, PHN, BRC, BMJ, SWP, MBP, SMS, DHP, HSP, TAT, SIO, GLD, HNP, PPR, OIP, SBL, VDH, HBV, JIV, DFP, SPF, GPP, THP, HIP, AAY, KIS, AYN, NSL, VNS, NVL, BJP, CMC, BHA, AYU, USF, PNQ, HSM, IPP, CRN, KLC, GBL, BIO, PTP, SHD, DLY, OBS, OWN, KHC, DPL, MAM, QLF, QTM, AAR, BAL, ABP, INC, LHA, ZEL, SHN, MDH, SGH, AGT, PTI, JVN, OMV, AVL, CMD, SJP, ANT, ALY, VSL, GNC, HLT, EAN, RDR, SCH, SNG, GTC, RSS, EPS, SLC, BBS, BLS, CLT, VRS, DGN, GFL, NWP, BBN, ATL, ANP, MIP, MSD, RPP, PRT, AYM, IPL, FRM, SDE, RTL, PWN, SSS, BTM, STS, UBR, RVC, MDN, ENP, VTR, BNA, RKS, BJR, HPP, HPC, MPC, ARD, SMN, MKT, KHH, CPK, JHC, UHP, YMI, SDM, HMP, SCP, SGC, JBT, MLC, RRP, IAD, PVP, 4IT, MDO, NLP, GMA, NNP, AVS, RHW, DVH, WDE, ZPR, ADT, NAS, NXG, RSA, VJS, TOM, LCC, RPI, WPL, RUS, KIM, BAP, RHS, XMX, PRC, ALC, AXM, HCP, EQN, MAK, KHD, SWA, TNH, VOP, NTB, GHR, ANS, DLP, JJE, 9MM, BNC, WAD, DPP, AHP, GDA, VHP, SNH, OHM, HAT, AFT, SSI, KMC, BNT, BGS, PEN, GLM, SRG, APS