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Consuming alcohol with Levostin 500 does not cause any harmful side effects.
Levostin 500 is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it... View More
Levostin 500 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Levostin 500 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Levostin 500 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levostin 500 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Levostin 500 in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. However, stop the medicine... View More
Levostin 500 is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat,... View More
Uses of Levostin 500
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Levostin 500
How to use Levostin 500
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Levostin 500 may be taken ... View More
How Levostin 500 works
Levostin 500 is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing ... View More
What if you forget to take Levostin 500?
If you miss a dose of Levostin 500, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to y... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Levostin 500 to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Levostin 500 and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your sto... View More
- Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Chronic bronchitis, Acute bacterial sinusitis, Anthrax, Community-acquired pneumonia, Skin and skin structure infections, Nosocomial pneumonia, Urinary ... View More
Oral soln: Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach 1 hr before or 2 hr after meals. Ensure adequate fluid intake. Tab: May be tak... View More
Community-Acquired Pneumonia 500 mg PO/IV once daily for 7-14 days or 750 mg PO/IV once daily for 5 days Nosocomial Pneumonia 750 mg PO/IV once dai... View More
Children PO, IV 16 mg/kg/day div q12h up to 50 kg body weight, then 500 mg qd for postexposure anthrax prophylaxis q12h For respiratory infections:... View More
Renal impairment: Haemodialysis/CAPD: Initially, 500 mg daily, then 250 mg every 48 hr. Alternatively: Initially, 750 mg daily, then 500 mg every 48 hr.... View More
Hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or other quinolones. Child <18 yr.
Mode of Action
Levofloxacin exerts antibacterial action by inhibiting bacterial topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase, the enzymes required for DNA replication, transcriptio... View More
Known or suspected CNS disorders (e.g. severe cerebral arteriosclerosis, epilepsy) or other risk factors that predispose to seizures. Avoid unnecessary ... View More
1-10% Nausea (7%),Headache (6%),Diarrhea (5%),Insomnia (4%),Constipation (3%),Dizziness (3%),Dyspepsia (2%),Rash (2%),Vomiting (2%),Chest pain (1%),Dys... View More
Additive effects on QT interval prolongation w/ class IA (e.g. quinidine, procainamide) or class III (amiodarone, sotalol) antiarrhythmics, fluoxetine o... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More