Levox 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Levox Tablet

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Uses of Levox Tablet

Levox 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 Levox Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How Levox Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Levox Tablet

Expert advice for Levox Tablet

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Levox 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 Levox 500mg Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levox 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levox 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
Levox 500mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Levox 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect
your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Levox 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levox 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Levox 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 Levox 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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