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Levobact 500mg Tab 10'S

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Levofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Levobact Tablet is an antibacterial medicine that is used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat and skin. It contains levofloxacin as its main ingredient that belongs to the...
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uses

Uses of Levobact 500 MG

  • Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of a different type of pneumonia such as (hospital-acquired and community-acquired)
  • Respiratory tract infection (Bronchitis)
  • Sinus infection
  • Urinary tract infection (Cystitis)
  • Infection caused by Anthrax (Inhalation Anthrax)
  • Skin and soft tissue infection
  • Prostate gland infection
contraindications

Contraindications of Levobact 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to Levofloxacin or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to the class of medicines called Fluoroquinolone.
  • If you have a history of fits.
  • If you have problems related to the tendon (tissue connecting muscles to bones) like inflammation and swelling of the tendons (tendonitis).
  • If your age is less than 18 years.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby or if you are breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Levobact 500 MG

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Increased liver enzymes
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Levobact 500 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Levobact Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • Do not take Levobact Tablet if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby.
  • If you conceive while taking this medicine, stop taking this medicine immediately and inform your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Levobact Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • It is not known if Levobact Tablet can pass into the breastmilk, however, fluoroquinolones can pass into the breastmilk and harm your child.
  • Hence, breastfeeding should be discontinued while you are taking this medicine or ask your doctor for other medicines.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Levobact Tablet?
A:
  • You may experience drowsiness, dizziness and visual disturbances when you are taking this medicine.
  • You should not drive or use any tools or machines while taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Levobact Tablet?
A:
You should avoid drinking excessive alcohol while taking this medicine, as alcohol may worsen the side effects like drowsiness or dizziness.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your age is 60 years or above.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • You have any brain injury.
  • You have heart diseases, a history of heart attack, very slow heart rate, salt imbalance.
  • You have kidney diseases.
  • You have liver diseases.
  • You have mental health problems.
  • You have myasthenia gravis, this medicine can cause muscle weakness and difficulty in breathing.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Levobact 500 MG

How Does It Work?

This medicine works by preventing bacterial growth caused by specific enzymes like DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV that helps in DNA replication.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Levobact 500 MG

Swallow this medicine as a whole with a glass of water.
interactions

Interactions of Levobact 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sometimes Levobact Tablet may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how Levobact Tablet works if 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 interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines like muscle relaxants, medicines used for brain-related disorders, medicines used to treat respiratory diseases like theophylline, strong painkillers, other a...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are anti-coagulants like warfarin, corticosteroids used to treat inflammation and swelling, immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, etc.
  • Medicines or dietary supplements that contain iron, aluminium, magnesium or sucralfate. Levofloxacin should not be taken within two hours of taking these medications as they reduce the effect of this...
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Interactions with food items

  • This medicine can be taken with or without food.
  • Avoid taking this medicine with orange juice.
  • Dietary supplements that contain iron may affect the way this medicine works, therefore, this medicine should be taken two hours before or after having any product that contains iron.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Levobact 500 MG

  • Store Levobact Tablet at room temperature.
  • Protect it from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Levobact 500 MG

Overdose

  • If you take more medicine than that prescribed, this medicine may cause confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, fits, nausea.
  • Contact your doctor immediately in case of an overdose or rush to the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

For optimum effect, doses of antibiotics should not be missed. If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

A: This medicine can interact with other drugs, 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 I take when using this medicine?

A: 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 an inability to use one of your joints; rest and refrain from exercise and discontinue levofloxacin treatment immediately. Report the same to your doctor. If you experience sudden chest or back or stomach pain, seek medical help immediately. Have plenty of water.

Q: Can I stop taking medicine in the middle if I get relief from the disease?

A: No, do not stop taking medicine in the middle, doing so may cause reinfection or bacterial resistance. Antibiotic should be taken for the complete prescribed duration.

Q: Can I take this medicine along with an antacid?

A: No, it is not advised to take this medicine along with an antacid. There should be a gap of 2 hours between an antacid and this medicine.

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ContainsLevofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness
Last Updated on: 16 Apr 2021 | 04:53 PM (IST)
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