LEVOZOX 500MG TABLET

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Zydica Healthcare

Composition for LEVOZOX 500MG TABLET

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Driving
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₹12.5/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of LEVOZOX TABLET

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Uses of LEVOZOX TABLET

Levozox 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).
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Side effects of LEVOZOX TABLET

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How LEVOZOX TABLET works

Levozox 500mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

In Depth Information on LEVOZOX TABLET

Expert advice for LEVOZOX TABLET

  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for LEVOZOX 500MG TABLET
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Levozox 500mg tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Levozox 500mg tablet 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
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ZYDOL 50MG SUSPENSION, EPSOLIN 50MG/2ML INJECTION, OZIP 2.5MG TABLET, OLIZA 10MG INJECTION

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LEVOZOX 500MG TABLET

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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