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LUFI 250MG TABLET

Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Composition for LUFI 250MG TABLET

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Primary uses of LUFI 250MG TABLET

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Medicine Overview of Lufi Tablet

Uses of Lufi Tablet

LUFI 250MG 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).

Lufi Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Lufi 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. LUFI 250MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid LUFI 250MG TABLET with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Lufi Tablet works

LUFI 250MG TABLET is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria.

In Depth Information on Lufi Tablet

Expert advice for Lufi Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed LUFI 250MG 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 LUFI 250MG 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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Lufi Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lufi Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with LUFI 250MG TABLET.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
LUFI 250MG 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
LUFI 250MG TABLET is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
LUFI 250MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
LUFI 250MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of LUFI 250MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of LUFI 250MG 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 Lufi Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of LUFI 250MG 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Lufi Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Levofloxacin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Lufi with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Lufi with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Tizonec, Tidired, Sirdalud, Tizalide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Strontium Chloride: Bentoform, Strotas
Lufi with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Lufi with Zinc
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zinc: Adrovit Z
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Lufi with Clozapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clozapine: Suclosz, Vizopin, Syclop, Lozin, Lozapin, Z Clo, Zaporil, Closin, Clozcare, Skizoril
Lufi with Cinacalcet
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cinacalcet: Capicet, Setz, Mimcipar, Ceracal
Lufi with Olanzapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Olanzapine: Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense, Olatig, Olanz, Madwell, Ozinet, Olnee, Pifol, Bitola
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Magnesium Hydroxide: Mgmax
Lufi with Piribedil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Piribedil: Trivastal L.A
Lufi with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
Lufi with Pentoxifylline
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentoxifylline: Pentovas
Lufi with Pramipexole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex, Prarimol SR, Prarimol, Pramirol, Mirator, Remipex, Pramitrem, Pexopram
Lufi with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Lufi with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Neptoin, C-Toin
Lufi with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin
Lufi with Ropinirole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ropinirole: Ropiro, Ropitor, Adrole, Ropeway, Parkirop, Role
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb
Lufi with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf
Lufi with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Flanil
Lufi with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide, Elide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
Lufi with Acarbose
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose, Abacus, Disorb, Glubose, K Carb, Glucar, Glucarb, Glucobay, Rebose, Karbocheck
Lufi with Tolbutamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Lufi with Nateglinide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nateglinide: Natiz, Glinate, Natelide
Lufi with Sitagliptin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sitagliptin: Januvia, Istavel
Lufi with Glibenclamide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Glibenclamide: No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con, Semi Daonil, Daonil, Semi-Euglucon, Aviglen, Glybovin, Gliconil, Diabetnil

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