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Loxof 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Loxof 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 87.92
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Loxof 500 MG Description

Loxof 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine containing levofloxacin as its main ingredient. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the sinus, airways, urinary tract, skin and lungs. Levofloxacin

works by stopping and killing the growth of bacteria that causes the infection. This medicine should not be used by children below 18 years of age, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Always use sunscreen while on this medicine. Always complete the entire course of treatment with Loxof 500. You may experience headache, dizziness, diarrhoea and stomach pain as the side effects of this medicine, however, these side effects are temporary and go away on their own. If these symptoms do not resolve or worsen, consult with your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Loxof 500 tablet.

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Product Summary

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ContainsLevofloxacin(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhoea, dizziness, headache, sleeping disorder, nausea
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Loxof 500 MG

Loxof 500 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections such as infection of the sinus, sudden worsening of the long term inflammation of the airways, infection of the lungs, urinary tract, skin and so...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Loxof 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to Levofloxacin or any other ingredients of Loxof 500 tablet.
  • If you are allergic to the class of medicines called Fluoroquinolone.
  • If you have a history of fits (epilepsy).
  • If you have problems related to the tendon (a tissue connecting muscles to the bones) like inflammation and swelling of the tendons (tendonitis).
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby or if you are breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Loxof 500 MG

  • Sleeping disorders
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Increased liver enzyme
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Loxof 500 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Loxof 500 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Loxof 500 tablet during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Loxof 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Loxof 500 tablet on a nursing mother. It might pass into the breastmilk and may be harmful to the baby. Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Loxof 500 tablet?
A:
You may experience drowsiness, dizziness and visual disturbances when you are taking Loxof 500 tablet. Thus, be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Loxof 500 tablet?
A:
You should avoid drinking excessive alcohol while taking Loxof 500 tablet, 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 had an allergic reaction after consuming medicines belonging to a similar class.
  • You have or had heart diseases including irregular heartbeats.
  • You are on any medication to treat irregular heartbeats.
  • You have or had liver or kidney disease.
  • You have or had fits or a psychiatric illness.
  • You had symptoms of neuropathy such as pain, burning, tingling, numbness or weakness.
  • You have or had myasthenia gravis.
  • You had tendinitis or tendon rupture characterised by painful swelling, inflammation and immobilization.
  • You experience disturbances in blood glucose levels after taking Loxof 500 tablet.
  • You experience vision disorders or decreased vision or diarrhoea after taking Loxof 500 tablet.
  • You or any member of your family have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (a rare hereditary disease).
  • You have been diagnosed with or have a family history of an enlargement of a large blood vessel of the heart.
  • You have an infection of the genital area.
  • Avoid exposure to direct or indirect sunlight when on Loxof 500 tablet, always use sunscreen.
  • Loxof 500 tablet should not be used in children below 18 years of age.
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Mode of Action of Loxof 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Loxof 500 tablet works by inhibiting the multiplication of the bacteria thereby stopping the growth.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Loxof 500 MG

Loxof 500 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by yo...
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interactions

Interactions of Loxof 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines known as corticosteroids are used to treat inflammation and swelling.
  • Medicines are used as blood thinners like warfarin.
  • Medicines are used to treat respiratory diseases like theophylline.
  • Medicines used as painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, fenbufen, ketoprofen and indomethacin.
  • Medicines used after organ transplants like cyclosporin.
  • Medicines that alter heart rhythms like quinidine, hydroquinone, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol, dofetilide and ibutilide.
  • Medicines used to treat depression like imipramine, amitriptyline, etc.
  • Antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, etc.
  • Medicines are used to treat mental health conditions.
  • Medicines that may affect your kidney functions like methotrexate, cimetidine and probenecid.
  • Medicines are used to treat HIV infections like didanosine.
  • Medicines or dietary supplements that contain iron, aluminium, magnesium or sucralfate. Levofloxacin should not be taken within two hours of taking this medicine as they reduce the effect of this medi...
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  • Inform your doctor about all the other medicines, herbal preparation, over the counter medicines or supplements.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid taking Loxof 500 tablet with orange juice.
  • Dietary supplements that contain iron may affect the way this medicine works, therefore, this medicine should be taken two hours prior to or after having any product that contains iron.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Loxof 500 MG

  • Store Loxof 500 tablet at room temperature.
  • Protect it from moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Loxof 500 MG

Overdose

  • An overdose of Loxof 500 tablet may cause confusion, dizziness, impairment of consciousness, fits and nausea.
  • If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Loxof 500 tablet then take it as soon as you remember it. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule...
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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 tab Loxof 500?

A: Loxof 500 tablet 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 Loxof 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 an inability to use one of your joints; rest and refrain from exercise and discontinue levofloxacin treatment immediately. Report the same t...
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  • If you experience sudden chest or back or stomach pain, seek medical help immediately.
  • Have plenty of water.

Q: Can I stop taking Loxof 500mg tablet in the middle if I get relief from the disease?

A: No, do not stop taking Loxof 500 tablet in the middle, doing so may cause reinfection or bacterial resistance. Antibiotics should be taken for the complete prescribed duration.

Q: Can the use of Loxof 500 tablet cause diarrhoea?

  • Yes, the use of Loxof 500 can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them.
  • It is an antibiotic which kills both good and bad bacteria, when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed it can cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to your docto...
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Q: Is Loxof 500 used for urinary tract infection (UTI)?

A: Yes, Loxof 500 tablet can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI). However, this medicine is prescribed if the infection-causing organism is sensitive to this medicine.

Q: Is Loxof 500 a levofloxacin?

A: Yes, Loxof 500 contains levofloxacin, as an active ingredient.

Q: What is the dose of Loxof 500?

A: The dose and frequency will be decided by the doctor on the basis of type and severity of infection. Don't modify the dose on your own, without consulting a doctor.

Q: Is Loxof 500 tablet used for throat infection?

A: Yes, Loxof 500 can be used to treat throat infections. However, Loxof 500 tablet is prescribed only if, the infection causing organism is sensitive to this medicine. Your doctor decides the appropriate medicine based on your condition and its severity.

Q: Is Loxof 500 safe and effective?

A: Loxof 500 tablet is safe and effective if you take it at dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, the chance of recurrence of the infection increases.

Q: When should I take tab Loxof?

A: You should take Loxof 500 tablet as a whole with water, preferably after meals to avoid stomach discomfort. It is advisable to take it at the fixed time daily or as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time will reduce the chances of missing the dose and it will also help you to get optimum results.

Q: What is Loxof used for?

A: Loxof 500 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections such as infection of the sinus, sudden worsening of the long term inflammation of the airways, infection of the lungs, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue in adults.
Product Details
Brand
LOXOF
Expires on or After
30/08/2024
Last Updated on: 12 Apr 2022 | 11:29 AM (IST)
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