Loxin 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Loxin Tablet
Loxin 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).
Loxin Tablet side effects
Common
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Loxin 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. Loxin 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Loxin 500 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
How Loxin Tablet works
Loxin 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.
Loxin Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Loxin 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loxin 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
Loxin 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
Loxin 500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Loxin 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loxin 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Loxin 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 Loxin Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Loxin 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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Expert Advice

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Loxin 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 Loxin 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Loxin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tizonec
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pramipex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
MODERATE
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MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Loxin

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Loxin?
Loxin 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 Loxin with prednisone?
Loxin 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 Loxin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Loxin a narcotic substance?
No, Loxin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take Loxin with loratadine?
Loxin 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 Loxin with esomeprazole?
Loxin 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 Loxin affect birth control?
Loxin 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 Loxin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take Loxin for a tooth infection?
Loxin 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 Loxin for streptococcal throat infection?
Loxin 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 Loxin same as ciprofloxacin?
Loxin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Loxin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral Loxin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Loxin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and Loxin 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 Loxin for tonsillitis?
Loxin 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 Loxin with guaifenesin?
Loxin 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 Loxin with paracetamol?
Loxin 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 Loxin contain sulfa?
Loxin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does Loxin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Loxin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including Loxin.
Q. Does Loxin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, Loxin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does Loxin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Loxin 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 Loxin cause dry mouth?
Loxin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking Loxin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is Loxin safe to use?
Loxin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Loxin penicillin?
Loxin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Loxin a steroid?
Loxin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Loxin a quinolone?
Yes, Loxin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 24th Sep 2018.
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