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).
Levozed Products side effects
Side Effects of Levozed are Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Increased liver enzymes, Infusion site reaction, Inflammation of vein.
Levozed 500 Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Levozed 500 Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Levozed 500 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Can the use of Levozed 500 Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Levozed 500 Tablet can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can I stop taking Levozed 500 Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Levozed 500 Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. If you stop using Levozed 500 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen. Continue taking Levozed 500 Tablet in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.
Q. Can the use of Levozed 500 Tablet increase the risk of muscle damage?
Yes, the use of Levozed 500 Tablet is known to increase the risk of muscle damage, commonly in the ankle. Muscle damage can happen in people of all ages who take Levozed 500 Tablet but it may be more significant in people above 60 years of age. Inform your doctor if you feel any kind of muscle pain while using this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Aug 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.