Loxazin 500mg Tablet

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Loxazin 500mg Tablet

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Kidney
19.05
₹3.81/Tablet
5 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Loxazin Tablet

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Uses of Loxazin Tablet

Loxazin 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).
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 Loxazin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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

How Loxazin Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Loxazin Tablet

Expert advice for Loxazin Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Loxazin immediately and consult your doctor. You should not take medicines to stop or slow diarrhoea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, kidney or heart diseases.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Loxazin 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Loxazin 500mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loxazin 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
CAUTION
Loxazin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Loxazin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Loxazin 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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
Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Ozip 2.5mg Tablet, Oliza 10mg Injection, Cipin 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Loxazin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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