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MLEVO OZ 125MG/250MG SUSPENSION

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Composition FOR MLEVO OZ

Levofloxacin(125 mg),Ornidazole(250 mg)

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lactation
Avoid Mlevo oz 125mg/250mg suspension with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Mlevo oz 125mg/250mg suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Mlevo oz 125mg/250mg suspension 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 MLEVO OZ

Levofloxacin(125 mg)

Uses

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).

How it works

Levofloxacin 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
Ornidazole(250 mg)

Uses

Ornidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste

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Expert advice FOR MLEVO OZ

  • 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 MLEVO OZ

Levofloxacin

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What is levofloxacin?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin with food?
Levofloxacin may be taken with or without food. Levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

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Can I take levofloxacin with prednisone?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Is levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.

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Can I take levofloxacin with loratadine?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin with esomeprazole?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with birth control pills.

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Can I take levofloxacin for bronchitis?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bronchitis. If you think you have bronchitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin for sinus infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infection. If you think you have a sinus infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). If you think you have UTI, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for an ear infection?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of ear infection. If you think you have ear infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

Q.

Is levofloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levofloxacin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral levofloxacin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levofloxacin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin for tonsillitis?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a bladder infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bladder infection. If you think you have a bladder infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin with milk?
There is no information available particularly on its use with milk. However, it may be taken with or without food.

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Can I take levofloxacin with guaifenesin?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Levofloxacin and ibuprofen taken together can increase the risk of central nervous system stimulation and seizure or fits. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Can I take levofloxacin with paracetamol?
Levofloxacin 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 levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

Q.

Does levofloxacin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levofloxacin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, levofloxacin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

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Does levofloxacin cause constipation?
Constipation is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation after taking levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin make you sleepy?
Levofloxacin can make you feel sleepy. Somnolence (sleepiness) is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. It is also seen to cause dizziness and insomnia (inability to sleep) commonly. Please consult your doctor if you have sleep problems while taking levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levofloxacin 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.

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Does levofloxacin cause dry mouth?
Levofloxacin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking levofloxacin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

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Is levofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
Levofloxacin must not be used in breastfeeding women. There is limited information if it passes into the milk or not. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.

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Is levofloxacin safe?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.


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Is levofloxacin safe during pregnancy?
Levofloxacin must not be used in pregnant women. There is limited research on its use in pregnancy. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.

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Is levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Is levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Levofloxacin is a synthetic drug and free from any source that can contain gluten. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Is levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

Ornidazole

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Is ornidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, ornidazole is an antibiotic and is a nitroimidazole derivative. It is active against anaerobic organisms and microbes like giardia, entamoeba, and trichomonas. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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What does ornidazole treat?
Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginal infection), trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and infections due to anaerobic bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

Q.

Is ornidazole safe in lactation?
It is not known whether ornidazole passes into the human milk or not. It is advisable that you should not take ornidazole if you are breastfeeding or breastfeeding should be stopped. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding.

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Is ornidazole safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the safety of ornidazole when used in pregnancy. So, it is advisable that the drug should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are pregnant.

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Are ornidazole and metronidazole the same?
Both ornidazole and metronidazole belong to the same class of drugs and are nitroimidazole derivatives. They have a similar mechanism of action and are active against similar microbes. However, ornidazole has a longer half-life, so it is given once a day and also has lesser side effects compared to metronidazole. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
Ornidazole has not shown to cause any carcinogenic effect in humans. Talk to your doctor in case you have any further concerns regarding the same.

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Is ornidazole safe?
Ornidazole is a safe medicine if taken in the dose for a duration as advised by the doctor.

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How long does ornidazole take to work?
After oral administration, ornidazole is rapidly absorbed and takes less than three hours to reach peak concentrations in the blood. It is well distributed in the tissues.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)