BRAND NAME: LEVOSTA-500
COMPOSITION: Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet
Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic that belongs to the third generation of fluoroquinolones and is used in the treatment of bacterial infections in adults and children less than 6 months. Belonging to the class of drugs this medication is also known as quinolone antibiotics. This medication is used to treat infections including urinary tract, nose, throat, skin, lungs (acute pneumonia), bronchitis (inflammation of lung passages).
Further growth of the causative microorganisms is stopped as the medication helps in curing the infection from further spreading. As the bacteria can infect any part of the body and can cause infection by targeting different parts of the body more quickly so this medication is used to cure the bacteria and the infection. For viral infections including the common cold, flu this medication is not beneficial as this antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. This medication should be used under the guidance of doctors or Pharmacists.
Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet should be taken as per the advice and guidance of the doctor as the medicine should be used as directed by the doctor. Either the medication should be taken with food or without food also but it should be taken at a fixed time. Without skipping full course of treatment should be followed even if you are feeling better as this medication should be taken completely. The next dose should be taken as planned so the double doses should not be taken at one go.
The medication guide provided by your pharmacist should be read before you start consuming this medication. This medication can either be taken by mouth or as directed by the doctor. Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet should be taken usually once daily either with or without food. While taking this medication plenty of liquids should be taken as per the directions of the doctor.
Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet should be taken keeping the hours of duration of taking the other products i.e. either 2 hours before or 2 hours after. The products may include quinapril, sucralfate, vitamins/minerals (including iron, zinc), products that contain magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (antacids, didanosine solution, calcium-enriched juice), etc. The Pharmacist should be known about all the products you take before taking this medication.
Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet offers some side effects that do not need any attention as they disappear according to the adjustment of the body with the medicine. If still they persist or you are not comfortable accordingly then the doctor should be consulted :
If you have some sought of allergies to this medication then you should consult your doctor or the Pharmacist before taking Levofloxacin 500mg Tablet. The product can cause allergic reactions or other problems as it contains inactive ingredients. Your doctor or the pharmacist should be known about your medical history especially of diabetes, joint problems, kidney problems, mental/mood problems (depression), nerve problems, high blood pressure, certain genetic conditions.
Many infections caused due to bacteria are treated with the use of this antibiotic medicine. The infections which are caused due to bacteria are of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues in adults & children. The growth of the bacteria which causes the infection is killed and stopped by taking this medication. By taking the full treatment of this medication you will feel better quickly. Even if you are feeling better then also the medication should be taken as long as the doctor has prescribed you so that the bacteria are killed and doesn’t persist again.
As an antibiotic levofloxacin 500mg tablet works by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme which is called DNA – gyrase. Through this medication, the bacterial cells are prevented from dividing and preparing so as to kill the bacteria formed.