Levofloxacin 500 mg
Leflox 500 mg. (levofloxacin) 7 tabs. film-coated tablets
Read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine
In this leaflet:
- What levofloxacin and what it is used
- What you should know before taking levofloxacin
- How to take levofloxacin |
- Possible side effects
- How to store levofloxacin
- Package Contents and more information
1. What levofloxacin and what it is used
Each tablet contains 500 mg levofloxacin levofloxacin (equivalent to 512.46 mg of levofloxacin hemihydrate) as the active ingredient. Levofloxacin is a synthetic antibacterial agent of the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics for use in the mouth.
levofloxacin tablets are used to treat infections caused by bacteria against which this drug takes effect. Some of the infections that levofloxacin tablets can be used to treat are: sinus infections, infections in patients with long-term respiratory problems, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, infections of the prostate.
2. Before taking levofloxacin
Do not take levofloxacin
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levofloxacin, to other antibiotics of the quinolone family or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6);
if you suffer from epilepsy, otherwise you risk seizure (convulsions) should be increased;
if you have ever had problems with the tendons (tendonitis) associated with treatment with a drug that belongs to the same class of antibiotics (fluorhinolonitsi);
if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant;
if you are breastfeeding;
in children and adolescents. Tablets are intended for adults only.
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking levofloxacin tablets.
Take special care with levofloxacin
if you are over 65 years;
if you take corticosteroids (eg cortisone);
If you experience pain in the tendon during or shortly after the adoption of levofloxacin should stop taking levofloxacin tablets and contact your doctor;
if you have kidney problems;
if you have severe, persistent and / or bloody diarrhea during or after treatment with the tablets. This may be a sign of serious bowel inflammation following treatment with antibiotics;
If you have had brain damage from a stroke or severe brain injury and is now being treated with tablets levofloxacin risk of getting seizures may be increased;
If you have frequent headaches or numbness;
if you have a proven glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency;
if you have persistent mental problems;
If you are diabetic;
if you have liver disease;
stay under the limit sunlight and do not use sun lamps or solarium levofloxacin while taking tablets.
Other medicines and levofloxacin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or may take other medicines.
Concurrent use of levofloxacin tablets medicines containing iron (anti-anemia), magnesium or aluminum (anti acid or burning), the efficacy of levofloxacin can be reduced;
levofloxacin tablets can cause increased bleeding in patients taking warfarin to thin the blood;
In combination with drugs against rheumatoid pain and inflammation (fenbufen, iboprofen, ketoprofen) may increase the risk of having a seizure;
Probenecid, digoxin and cimetidine decreased ability of the kidneys to cleanse your body of levofloxacin, but these interactions are unlikely to have clinical significance;
Your medicine may also prolong the effect of cyclosporine;
Concomitant use of tablets levofloxacin antidiabetic drugs can cause high or low blood sugar.
levofloxacin with food, drinks and alcohol
levofloxacin tablets Motta apply regardless of food intake.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or nursing, you think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
levofloxacin not take tablets if you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant.
levofloxacin not take tablets if you are breast-feeding or breast-feeding.
Driving and operating machinery
Some side effects of using levofloxacin such as dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances may impair your ability to concentrate and speed of response. If you have any interference, do not drive, operate dangerous machinery, or perform activities requiring concentration.
3. How to take levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual recommended dose is one or two tablets a day.
In patients with reduced renal function (renal failure) may require dose reduction.
levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed with water.
Tablets should not be crushed or chewed.
levofloxacin tablets can be taken before or after meals.
levofloxacin tablets should be taken at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after administration of magnesium / aluminum-containing antacids (medicines used to treat heartburn and
heartburn), sucralfate (a medication to protect the stomach wall) and other products containing calcium, iron or zinc (used to treat anemia).
Otherwise, they may reduce the effectiveness of your medication.
How long should I use the levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets
The duration of treatment levofloxacin 500 mg tablets will be determined by your doctor and is determined by the severity of the infection.
Even you feel better do not stop taking levofloxacin 500 mg tablets until you finish the full course of treatment. If you stop using the pills too early
It may worsen your condition.
If you get a side effect, seek advice from your doctor.
If you use more than the amount levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets
If you have taken an overdose levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets, contact your doctor or go to the nearest medical facility.
Take the container with you because the doctor must be sure what medication you are taking. You may receive the following side effects:
confusion, dizziness, decreased consciousness, convulsions and cardiac disorders, are likely to lead to changes in heart rate.
If you forget to take levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets
If you miss a dose, take it as, regardless of the time of the next dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, levofloxacin can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common side effects that can occur in one in 10 of 100 patients:
Headache, dizziness, insomnia;
Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea;
Elevated levels of liver enzymes in the blood.
Uncommon side effects that may occur in less than 1 in 100 patients:
Somnolence, tremor, change in taste;
Difficulty breathing (dispersion);
Itching or rash;
Severe itching or hives (urticaria);
Profuse sweating (hyperhidrosis);
Aching joints and muscles;
Pain in the chest, back and limbs;
Anxiety, confusion, nervousness;
Changes in blood counts, suggesting problems of the liver and kidneys;
Change the number of white blood cells in the results of some blood tests.
Rare side effects that may occur in less than 1 in 1000 patients:
Trembling of the hands and feet (paresthesia);
Ringing in the ears;
Lowering blood sugar levels (especially in patients with diabetes);
Immune system disorders (hypersensitivity);
Palpitations or low blood pressure;
Decreased number of white blood cells (neutropenia)
Reducing the number of blood cells;
Impairment of renal function.
Severe hepatic impairment;
Disturbances in judgment and thinking (psychotic disorders) with suicidal ideation and attempts;
Increased sensitivity of skin to the sun and ultraviolet rays;
Heavy breathing or suffocation;
Change in taste;
Bronchospasm, allergic pnevmotit.
If you experience any side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes all listed in this leaflet.
5. How to store levofloxacin
Keep out of reach of children. Store in original container. Do not store above 25 ° C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Package Contents and more information
What levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets
The active substance is levofloxacin. Each tablet contains 500 mg of levofloxacin.
The other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, ???????????????????????????, crospovidone, sodium stearyl fumarate, titanium dioxide (E171), hypromellose, polyethylene glycol.
How does levofloxacin 500 mg film-coated tablets and contents of the pack:
Oblong, white, film-coated tablets, scored on one side. One blister contains 7 pieces tablets.
Pack sizes: 7 number of tablets (per card).