Lofel 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Lofel Tablet

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Uses of Lofel Tablet

Lofel 500mg Tablet 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).
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Side effects of Lofel Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Lofel 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. Lofel 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Lofel 500mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Lofel Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Lofel Tablet

Expert advice for Lofel Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Lofel 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 Lofel 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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Lofel Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lofel Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Lofel 500mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lofel 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
Lofel 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lofel 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
Lofel 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lofel 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Lofel 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, Manza 15mg Tablet, Cyblex 60mg XR 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Lofel Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin

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