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Lifcin IV5mg/ml

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Biopharma Ltd.
Generic: Levofloxacin
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Lifcin IV does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lifcin IV is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lifcin IV is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Lifcin IV may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Lifcin IV should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lifcin IV may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lifcin IV in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. However, stop the medicine an... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Lifcin IV is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is also used in treating infections of the urinary tract, nose, throat, sk... View More

Uses of Lifcin IV

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Lifcin IV

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Lifcin IV

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. Lifcin IV may be taken wit... View More

How Lifcin IV works

Lifcin IV is an antibiotic. It works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and... View More

What if you forget to take Lifcin IV?

If you miss a dose of Lifcin IV, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Your doctor has prescribed Lifcin IV 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 Lifcin IV 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.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Chronic bronchitis, Acute bacterial sinusitis, Anthrax, Community-acquired pneumonia, Skin and skin structure infections, Nosocomial pneumonia, Urinary ... View More

Administration

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

Adult Dose

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

Child Dose

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 Dose

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

Contraindication

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

Precaution

Known or suspected CNS disorders (e.g. severe cerebral arteriosclerosis, epilepsy) or other risk factors that predispose to seizures. Avoid unnecessary ... View More

Side Effect

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

Interaction

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