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    Levofloxacin + Ornidazole

    Information about Levofloxacin + Ornidazole

    Levofloxacin + ornidazole uses

    Levofloxacin+Ornidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.

    How levofloxacin + ornidazole works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics: Levofloxacin and Ornidazole. Levofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

    Common side effects of levofloxacin + ornidazole

    Nausea, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Headache
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:24 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Levofloxacin + Ornidazole

    • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
    • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
    • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
    • Do not use Levofloxacin + Ornidazole if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Levofloxacin + Ornidazole as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
    • 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 + Ornidazole

    Levofloxacin + Ornidazole

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Levofloxacin+Ornidazole?

    Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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

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

    Q. What if I miss my dose?

    Take Levofloxacin+Ornidazole as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)