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    Information about Levofloxacin

    Levofloxacin uses

    Levofloxacin 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 & soft tissues and lungs (pneumonia).

    How levofloxacin works

    Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them.

    Common side effects of levofloxacin

    Headache, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dizziness
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    Expert advice for Levofloxacin

    • Your doctor has prescribed Levofloxacin 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 Levofloxacin 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

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    Q. Can I stop taking Levofloxacin when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Levofloxacin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Q. Is Levofloxacin safe to use?

    Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)