Vocin 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Vocin 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Vocin Tablet

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Uses of Vocin Tablet

Vocin 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 Vocin Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Vocin 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 Vocin 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Vocin 500mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Vocin Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Vocin Tablet

Expert advice for Vocin 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 Vocin 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 Vocin 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Vocin 500mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vocin 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
CAUTION
Vocin 500mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Vocin 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, o
r decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Vocin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vocin 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 Levofloxacin, 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 Vocin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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