Product Code : BEP0023 Generic Name : Levofloxacin Brand Name : Levaquin Manufacture : Cipla Presentation : pills (blister)
Quantity : 30 Pills
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Levoflox 500mg tablet treats bacterial infections. It helps treat infections of the nose, urinary tract, lungs, skin, and throat. It heals the infection by preventing the multiplication of infection-causing microorganisms.
Uses of Levofloxacin 500mg
Treatment for bacterial infections
Levoflox 500mg is effective in treating infections that arise due to bacteria. It includes infections of the skin, soft tissues, lungs, urinary tract, nose, and ear. The tablet kills and prevents the bacterial growth that causes infection.
This tablet will offer quick relief. But, even if you get relief from symptoms, do not stop before the course of treatment is completed as prescribed by the medical expert. It will help kill the bacteria.
Side effects of Levoflox 500mg
You may face some side effects of this medicine like constipation, nausea, dizziness, and headache. These side effects stay for a short period and will go away soon. But, if they do not go away for long, speak to your medical expert. You may experience diarrhea as a side effect of this tablet but do not stop taking this tablet before you complete the course. Still, if you experience diarrhea that doesn’t stop or see bloody stools, contact your medical expert immediately. If you are allergic to this tablet or any of its components, do not take it. Kidney patients should use this tablet with extra care.
Common side effects
How to use this Levoflox 500mg?
While taking this tablet follow the dose & duration as suggested by your healthcare expert. Swallow the medicine without breaking, crushing, or chewing it. You can take it with meals/without meals.
Do not consume dairy products like cheese, curd, ice cream, cheese, milk, etc. with this tablet.
The dose and duration for this tablet are determined by your doctor. Do not skip the doses of this medicine and complete the entire treatment course even if you see improvements in the early days of treatment. Avoid doubling the dose to compensate for the dose you missed. Just take the next dose as per the schedule.
Overdose of this tablet can cause confusion, nausea, fits, unconsciousness, and dizziness.
Ask for medical help if you see any symptoms that arise due to an overdose of this tablet.
Missed a Dose
For maximum results, doses of this tablet should not be missed.
If you end up missing a dose take it immediately after you remember.
If you have the next dose on schedule, ignore this missed dose and follow the regular schedule of the dose.
Double doses should be avoided to substitute for missed doses.
Important Information about Levofloxacin
Levoflox 500mg can intervene with some laboratory tests such as urine, and opiates. It can show incorrect test results. So, before you undergo these tests, inform your lab technician or medical expert that you are using this tablet. Levofloxacin tablet can also result in a condition that influences heart rhythm like QT prolongation. Well, it can hardly cause any serious symptoms like a fast or unusual heartbeat or other effects like fainting, dizziness, etc. that need immediate medical help.
Well, the QT prolongation risk can elevate if you have some health issues or use other medications that can result in QT prolongation.
So, before taking this tablet, inform your healthcare expert/pharmacist about all the medications you are using and if you have any of the following health issues.
History of heart problems
Sudden cardiac death in the family
Levoflox 500mg can cause light-headedness or dizziness. If you are consuming marijuana or alcohol, it will make the dizziness worse. Do not drive or use any machines where you need to be alert. Cut down the intake of alcoholic beverages. If you are using marijuana, speak to your medical expert. This tablet is not advisable for adolescents and children. Pregnant & breastfeeding women should speak to their medical experts before taking this tablet. Avoid sharing this tablet with others.
It is given to you by the doctor for your condition. Do not use this tablet for any infections in the future without consulting a medical expert. The doctor may ask you to undergo certain tests before starting the medication and during the treatment like tests to check kidney function, blood sugar, blood count, etc. Make sure you get book appointments for lab tests and your medical expert during the treatment to get more benefits from this tablet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q-Is Levofloxacin 500mg tablet safe for me?
This tablet is safe if you take it in the exact dose & duration as prescribed by your healthcare expert. Do not miss any doses. Follow the directions of the medical expert properly. If you see any side effects after taking this tablet, let your medical expert know about it.
Q-Can using Levoflox 500mg tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes. Using this tablet can result in diarrhea. This tablet kills the bad bacteria and during the process, it can kill good bacteria in your intestine or stomach which results in diarrhea. If you are facing severe diarrhea, tell your physician about it.
Q-I am feeling better now. Can I stop taking Levoflox 500mg tablet?
Do not discontinue this medicine without completing the whole treatment course even if you start feeling better. The symptoms may get better before the infection is healed. If you discontinue this tablet early, the symptoms can get severe or occur again. So, keep taking this table for the duration suggested by the medical expert in the correct dosage.
Q-Can taking a Levofloxacin tablet has the chance of causing muscle damage?
Yes. Using this tablet can elevate the chance of muscle damage, mainly in the ankle. Well, muscle damage can occur in all age groups who are taking this Levofloxacin 500 mg tablet. But, it occurs mostly in old people over 60 years of age. Tell your medical expert if you face any muscle pain while taking this tablet.
Do not try to change the dosage without asking your medical expert and for any severe symptoms contact medical help urgently.