Loxy 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Loxy Tablet

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Uses of Loxy Tablet

Loxy 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 Loxy Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Loxy 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 Loxy 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Loxy 500mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Loxy Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Loxy Tablet

Expert advice for Loxy 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 Loxy 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 Loxy 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Loxy 500mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loxy 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
Loxy 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Loxy 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Loxy 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients wi
th kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Loxy 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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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 Ciprofloxacin, 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 Loxy 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ciprofloxacin

Loxy is not indicated for the treatment of streptococcal infection as it is not very active against this bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take Loxy with pantoprazole?
Loxy can be taken with pantoprazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with metronidazole?
Loxy can be taken with metronidazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Yes, you can take Loxy with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking birth control pills before taking any medicine.
Loxy is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.
Loxy is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
Loxy is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.
Loxy is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.
Loxy is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.
Q. Can I take Loxy with ibuprofen?
Use of Loxy with ibuprofen can increase the central nervous system side effects of Loxy. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with paracetamol?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with hydrocodone?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with hydrocodone. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with fluconazole?
Loxy and fluconazole, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with phenazopyridine?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with phenazopyridine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with omeprazole?
Omeprazole can slow the absorption of Loxy if taken together. So, the action of Loxy may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with hydroxyzine?
Loxy and hydroxyzine, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with azithromycin?
Loxy and azithromycin, when taken together, can cause heart related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
No, Loxy is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.
Loxy does not contain sulfur in its structure. However, history of any drug allergy should be discussed with the doctor prior to initiation of therapy.
Loxy is active against pseudomonas. But, acquired resistance (resistance after taking the antibiotic) is very common among the organism for the drug. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infection.
Q. Can I take Loxy with dextromethorphan?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with dextromethorphan. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with doxylamine?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxylamine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with amoxicillin?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with pseudophedrine?
Loxy is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Loxy with Tamsulosin?
Loxy and Tamsulosin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
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