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Leon 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Leon 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 87.90
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Leon 500 MG Description

Leon 500 tablet is an antibiotic medication that is effective in treating bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, airways, nose, ears, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. It contains levofloxacin, which works by blocking the action of certain enzymes that are essential for DNA replication and repair.

To ensure its effectiveness, it is important to take Leon Tablet as directed by your doctor, in the doses and duration prescribed. You can take it with or without food. Even if you start feeling better within a few days, do not stop taking this medication until you have completed the entire course of treatment.

Before using Leon 500 Tablet, make sure to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should also provide your doctor with a detailed medical history to ensure that Leon Tablet is safe for you to use.

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Product Summary

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ContainsLevofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Leon 500 MG

Leon Tablet is used to treat different types of bacterial infections such as infection of throat, lung, sinus, kidney,urinary tract, skin and soft tissues.
contraindications

Contraindications of Leon 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to levofloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to a class of medicines called fluoroquinolone. If you are not sure which are these medicines ask your doctor.
  • If you have a history of fits and seizures (epilepsy).
  • If you have tendons (tendonitis) related problems.
  • If you are below 18 years old.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby or are breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Leon 500 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Leon 500 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Leon Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited safety information available about use of this medicine in pregnant women. If you conceive while taking this medicine, seek immediate medical advice.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Leon Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if levofloxacin can pass into human breast milk. However, similar medicines can pass into human breast milk. Hence, Leon Tablet must not be only be used if prescribed by your doctor, while taking this medicine one should not breastfeed.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Leon Tablet?
A:
You may experience sleepiness, dizziness and visual disturbances like a blurred vision while on treatment with Leon Tablet. Avoid driving or use any tools and machines if affected.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Leon Tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine. However, long term use of alcohol can weaken your immune system and body's response to pathogens and infections. Consult your doctor for more information if you drink too often .
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have diabetes, psychiatric illness, brain injury, kidney or liver related problem
  • You have a history of fits, you are above the age of 60 years
  • You are taking steroids
  • You experience low or high blood sugar, consider monitoring your blood sugar frequently if you are diabetic and on antidiabetic medicine.
  • You experience nervous system related symptoms such as confusion, sleeplessness, nightmares, thoughts of harming yourself, feeling low, anxiety etc.Immediately seek medical advice.
  • You have heart problems, a history of heart attack, slow heart rate, salt imbalance
  • You have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells)
  • You have or had developed any allergic reaction after taking Leon Tablet
  • You are suffering from myasthenia gravis, a condition of muscle weakness. This medicine can further worsen the condition of muscle weakness.
  • Leon Tablet should not be used in children and adolescents.
  • This medicine is known to cause tendon rupture, nerve damage/pain (peripheral neuropathy). Be cautious and tell your doctor if you already have any of this condition before initiating the treatment.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Leon 500 MG

  • Leon Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It can be taken with or without food. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Leon 500 MG

  • Store Leon Tablet at room temperature in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
dosage

Dosage of Leon 500 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness, fits. Seek immediate medical help if you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine.

Missed a Dose

For optimum effect, doses of antibiotics should not be missed. If you missed any dose of Leon Tablet take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and cont...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Leon 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Levofloxacin in Leon Tablet works by preventing bacterial growth by interfering with the action of specific enzymes in bacteria like DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV that helps in DNA replication, repa...
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interactions

Interactions of Leon 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Leon Tablet works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned su...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, brain disorders, other antibiotics, blood thinners, painkillers, steroids.
  • Medicines containing aluminium, magnesium or sucralfate used for acidity problem should be taken with a minimum gap of 2 hours with Leon Tablet.
  • Other medicines such as methotrexate, cimetidine, probenecid should be used cautiously along with Leon Tablet.
  • Dietary supplements that contain iron may affect the way this tablet works, therefore, this medicine should be taken two hours prior or after having any product that contains iron.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with the physician before starting Leon Tablet?

A: Leon Tablet can interact with other medicines hence inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines especially supplements or herbs. Also, inform your doctor if you are stopping any medicine.

Q: What precautions should be taken when using Leon Tablet?

  • Avoid going out in the sun. Wear a protective covering or use sunscreen (SPF 30 or 40) to prevent sunburn.
  • If you experience pain, swelling of a tendon or weakness or inability to use one of your joints; rest and refrain from exercise and discontinue Leon Tablet treatment immediately and contact your docto...
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  • If you experience sudden chest or back or stomach pain, seek medical help immediately.
  • Have plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet.

Q: Can I discontinue taking Leon Tablet if I feel my condition is improving?

A: No, you should not stop taking Leon Tablet in the middle of the treatment, doing so may cause reinfection or bacterial resistance. Antibiotics must be taken for the complete prescribed duration.

Q: Does Leon Tablet cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, you may experience diarrhoea as a side effect after taking Leon Tablet. If you have severe diarrhoea, reach out to your doctor.
Last Updated on: 4 January 2024 | 3:51 PM (IST)

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