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Loflor 500 mg Tablet

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Composition for Loflor 500 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Loflor 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Loflor Tablet

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Uses of Loflor Tablet

Loflor 500 mg 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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Loflor Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Loflor are Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea.

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

How Loflor Tablet works

Loflor 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.

In Depth Information on Loflor Tablet

Expert advice for Loflor Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Loflor 500 mg Tablet 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 Loflor 500 mg Tablet 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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Loflor Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Loflor Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Loflor 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loflor 500 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Loflor 500 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Loflor 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Loflor 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loflor 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Loflor 500 mg 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.

What if you miss a dose of Loflor Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Loflor 500 mg Tablet, 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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Frequently asked questions about Loflor Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin

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

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Taking Loflor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Loflor with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Loflor with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox
Loflor with Strontium Chloride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Strontium Chloride: Strotas
Loflor with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex
Loflor with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin
Loflor with Magaldrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magaldrate: Magflux
Loflor with Pramipexole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex, Prarimol SR, Prarimol, Pramirol, Mirator, Remipex, Pramitrem, Pexopram
Loflor with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Loflor with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Mucobenz
Loflor with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Edil, Zelid, Nimusid, Neede, Nimujet, Twinease, Nyci, Nise, Nobel, Nimtus, Spinn, Nimbond, Nimbus, Redynise, Nizer, Denim Juicy, Pyrifen Gel, Hilid P, Nicip, Myonal, Nimtech, Nelsid, Nimusol, Curenim, Nulide, Angip, Nisel TD, NM, Nimeson, Nimutab, Pronim, Nimodol, Nimi Rapi, Relisulide, Nimprex, Zydol, I Nid, Nimdis, Mazic, Emsulide, Nimol, Nugesic, Nimeron, Pyrimide, Nimuvin, Jumolid, Nimeka, Nimotil, Nimstal, Arsulide, Lupisulide, Nimusen, Nimcare, Nemu, Nimd, Nimcet, Supernim, Nimind CT, Ginim, Nimpus, Nalgis, Nimlodi, Nimmi, Zega, Unik Junior, Patalgin, Nimtaz, Maxiflam, Doly, Needfast, Nimrod, Pyrestat, Subid, Vylid, Milenim, Nixia, Orange N, Nimupain, Gersulide, Nimdus, Doloflam, Knott, Neulab, Nex Kid, Nimik, Nimu, Olnim, Orthogesic, Novolid, Remulide, Nimind, Robin, Tremolide, Nimi, Zynimo, Auronim, Novogesic, Nimcell, Sidlide, Nimiz, Eusel, Nimeter, Merisulide, Nmd, Oflapoon, Resinim Plus, Arthorid, Mesulid, Nimaid, Nimcee, Nimdex, Nimobid, Nimoflam, Nimowen, Nimuspa, Niq, Nimulet, Nimisan, Nimrest, Gesnim, Nex MD, Nimopin, Toli, Flenim Plus, Nexmac, Nilide, Nex, Nimus, Nuleb, Pansulide RD, Redfast, Misogesic, Aglonim, Flenim MR, Instanim, Naba P, Nemunac, Nimugee, Spanim, New Nicip, Nimo P, Nimtop, Corfen NS, Mylid, Neosaid, Nimulid, Vylid ID, Nimumac, Minidol, Nilup, Nimek, Nimo, Pirodol, Niltel Fast, Dolonim, Enlide, Pyrisulide, Infanim, Dynalid, Nimecon, Nimutec, Nipace, Resinim, Ortinims, I Nid Aio, Nimace, Nimfast, Soonil, Denim Kid, Actinim, Nimogen, Nimos, Nimular, Geeflam, Kazolid, Numed
Loflor with Piribedil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Piribedil: Trivastal L.A
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz
Loflor with Clozapine
SERIOUS
Loflor with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz, Mimcipar, Ceracal
Loflor with Ropinirole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ropinirole: Ropiro, Ropitor, Adrole, Ropeway, Parkirop, Role
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Novalgin RC, Bral
Loflor with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin
Loflor with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Sioril
Loflor with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Loflor with Pentoxifylline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentoxifylline: Pentovas, Flowpent, Flexital, Trental
Loflor with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Rastinon
Loflor with Glibenclamide
MODERATE
Loflor with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Loflor with Sitagliptin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel
Loflor with Acarbose
MODERATE

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