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Levofloxacin 500 mg Tablets

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Brand Name Composition Packing Size Packing Style MRP
LORIO-500 Levofloxacin 500 mg 10X10 Blister 750

Levofloxacin 500 mg Tablets – Offered in the Indian Market with the brand name LORIO-500, Levofloxacin 500mg Tablets are used in the treatment of various bacterial infections in adults and children above 6 months of age. It contains an active antibiotic Levofloxacin, which belongs to the group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics. It treats the infection by preventing the spread of the bacteria and ultimately killing it.

Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets Uses

Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets provide effective relief from a variety of bacterial infections in adults and children which include:

  1. Ear and Nose Infection
  2. Throat Infection
  3. Lungs Infection (pneumonia)
  4. Skin Infection
  5. Soft Tissue Infection
  6. Urinary Tract Infection (bladder, kidney, ureters, urethra)

How do Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets Work?

A bactericidal antibiotic Levofloxacin prevents bacteria from synthesizing DNA. It encourages the breakage of DNA strands by preventing DNA-gyrase in organisms that are vulnerable to it, which prevents supercoiled DNA from relaxing. This stops the bacterial cells from growing and mending themselves.

Precautions to be Taken for Best Results

Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets should be used exactly as recommended by the doctor by following the prescribed dose and duration. Along with that, there are certain precautions that must be taken for best results which are as follows:

  1. Take this medicine with or without food regularly at a fixed time.
  2. Even if you feel better, you should keep taking Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets for the full duration of the prescription to ensure that all bacteria are eradicated and do not develop a resistance to it.
  3. It is better to not use this medicine if you had an allergic reaction to Levofloxacin or any other antibiotics in the past.
  4. Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets may impair your vision or induce sleep and dizziness. To ensure no risk from such negative effects, it is advised to not drive or operate any machinery.
  5. If you have a kidney or liver disease, take this medicine with caution after consulting the doctor.
  6. Avoid intake of dairy products like milk, curd, cheese, paneer, butter, ice cream, etc., while on the treatment with Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets.
  7. Use of Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets is strictly not advised during pregnancy as harm to the unborn child is clearly evident.

Common Side Effects Associated with Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets

While taking Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets, one may experience mild to moderate side effects. These side effects generally do not take long to resolve and get fade with the completion of treatment. However, if the side effects start to worsen or become persistent, notify your doctor right away.

Side Effects with Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets:

  1. Headache
  2. Constipation
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Nausea
  5. Dizziness

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the uses of Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets?

These tablets are effective for several bacterial infections such as infections of the skin, throat, lungs, ear, nose, soft tissues, and urinary tract.

2. Is Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablet effective for Viral Infections?

Levofloxacin 500 MG Tablets are only effective to treat bacterial infections. It does not work for viral infections such as the common cold, flu, etc. Any antibiotic if used unnecessarily can lose its effectiveness against subsequent infections.

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