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LUV 500MG TABLET

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Composition for LUV

Levofloxacin(500 mg)

food interaction for LUV

alcohol interaction for LUV

pregnancy interaction for LUV

lactation interaction for LUV

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Luv 500mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Luv 500mg tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Luv 500mg tablet.
SAFE
Luv 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LUV

Levofloxacin(500 mg)

Uses

Luv 500mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting

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Expert advice for LUV

  • Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine to prevent your skin from burning, tingling or severely blistering.
  • Take plenty of fluids.
  • If you are already taking iron tablets, antacids or sucralfate, take levofloxacin dose at least 2 hours before or after.
  • Do not drive, operate dangerous machinery or have similar activities if you feel that your ability to concentrate and react is impaired after taking levofloxacin.
  • Do not give levofloxacin to your children or growing teenagers, it can harm the cartilage of their growing bones.
  • Do not use levofloxacin eye drop to treat any problem in eye that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • consult your doctor before taking this drug, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for LUV

Levofloxacin

Q.Does levofloxacin/ L-cin 500/ Levomac/ Levoday/ Levobact contain penicillin or sulpha?
No, levofloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha

Q.Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Yes, levofloxacin sold as generic is gluten free

Q.Is levofloxacin the same as ciprofloxacin?
They belong to same class of antibiotics, but are different drugs

Q.Is levofloxacin a narcotic?
No. Levofloxacin is not a narcotic drug

Q.Can I take levofloxacin for sore throat, tonsil and strep throat?
Yes. Levofloxacin can be used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis and strep throat infections. Please consult your doctor before taking drug

Q.Can I take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin?
Yes. You can take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does levofloxacin cover Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
No. Levofloxacin is not effective against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Q.Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
No. Levofloxacin does not affect birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)