Levoflox 750 mg Tablets (Levofloxacin)
Levoflox 750 mg tablets comprise of the active ingredient Levofloxacin, which treats bacterial infections in many parts of the body like the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, and joints. It is also used to prevent an anthrax infection after a person has been ill with anthrax. This medicine is useful in the treatment and prevention of plague (including pneumonic and septicemic plaque). Levofloxacin belongs to the class of medicines known as quinolone antibiotics which works by killing or preventing bacterial growth. The main therapeutic ingredient has a broad antibacterial activity against a range of Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria and, atypical organisms. The drug is effective against a wide range of infections caused by those strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria which are either susceptible or resistant to penicillin (antibiotic). It is a well-accepted drug, and has very less adverse effects on the heart or liver, which are commonly exhibited by some other broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs.
Levoflox general information
What is Levoflox 750 mg used for?
Levofloxacin, the active ingredient of Levoflox, falls into the class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by ending or preventing the growth of bacteria. Levofloxacin is used to fight bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, joints, bladder, or prostate. It is also useful in the treatment of bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia, and people who have gone through anthrax or plague.
This medication is not meant for treating viral infections (such as flu, common cold). Do not use it unnecessarily or without prescription of a doctor as misuse of any antibiotic can make it less effective.
How does Levoflox 750 work?
Levofloxacin, the active constituent of Levoflox 750, is an antibiotic agent. It is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It kills the bacteria by interfering with their replication process. Thus, levoflox acts as a bactericide.
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What does Levoflox 750 contain?
Levoflox 750 is mainly composed of Levofloxacin which is an antibiotic agent. It is reserved for infections which have not improved with other antibiotic treatment. Each tablet contains 750 mg of levofloxacin.
What are the side effects of Levoflox 750?
Levoflox 750 has many side effects. One of them is allergic reactions which can start even only after 1 dose. Stop taking levofloxacin and call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction:
- trouble in breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the lips, tongue, face
- throat tightness
- rapid heartbeat
- skin rash
Levoflox can cause hepatoxicity or liver damage. Call your healthcare provider if you take levoflox and have unexplained symptoms such as:
- nausea or vomiting
- abdominal pain
- stomach pain
- unusual tiredness
- light colored bowel movements
- dark colored urine
- loss of appetite
- yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
Effect on Central Nervous System: Consult your healthcare provider if you get any of these side effects, or other changes in mood or behaviour:
- see things, hear voices, or sense things that are not there
- feel restless
- feel anxious or nervous
- trouble sleeping
- feel more suspicious (paranoia)
- suicidal thoughts or acts
- an incurable headache, with or without blurred vision
Intestine infection like Pseudomembranous colitis can be caused by many antibiotics including Levoflox. It’s symptoms include:
- bloody stools
- stomach cramps
- watery diarrhoea
- diarrhoea that doesn’t go away
Changes in sensation and nerve damage (Peripheral Neuropathy): Levoflox can cause permanent damage to the nerves in hands, arms, legs or feet. It’s symptoms are as follows:
Serious heart rhythm changes (QT prolongation and torsades de pointes):
This condition can cause an abnormal heartbeat and can be very risky.
Other symptoms include joint problems and changes in blood sugar.
What medications interact with Levoflox 750?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use including prescription/non-prescription drugs and herbal products. Some drugs that may interact with Levoflox are:
- live bacterial vaccines ( eg: typhoid, BCG)
- NSAIDs or NonSteroidal Non-Inflammatory Drugs (eg: ibuprofen, naproxen)
Some antibiotics (such as Rifampin, rifabutin) can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. This could cause pregnancy. If you take hormonal birth control, ask your doctor for more details.
Do not take medications containing ofloxacin along with Levofloxacin as it is very similar to ofloxacin.
This drug may interfere with certain laboratory tests (eg: urine screening for opiates), and may give false results. Make sure your laboratory personnel and doctor know that you’re using this drug.
When should Levoflox 750 not be used?
Patients who are children, pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to quinolone antibiotics, or who have epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, heart condition or tendonitis should not use Levoflox 750.
How should Levoflox 750 be used?
Levoflox 750 mg tablets are taken by mouth as directed by the doctor. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine unless otherwise advised by your doctor.
It is always recommended to check with your health care provider before using Levoflox 750 as the dosage of the drug may vary from person to person and condition to condition.
How long should you use Levoflox 750?
Levoflox 750 should be used for as long as recommended by the physician.
Missed dose of Levoflox 750?
In case you miss a dose of Levoflox 750, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. Do not compensate for the missed dose.
How should Levoflox 750 be stored?
The medicine should be stored in a closed container at room temperature. Keep it safe from moisture, direct light, and heat. Do not freeze the medication. Keep it out of the reach of children.