XALVIN 250mg Capsule 1×10

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Drug Strength: 250mg
Drug Form : Capsule
Pack Size : 1x10
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Levofloxacin:250mg | Quinolones

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    Manufactured / Marketed By : Navegal Product Form : CapsulePack Size : 1x10Ingredients : Levofloxacin:250mgGeneric Category : Quinolones

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    How it works

    Levofloxacin works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate, thus inhibiting bacterial cell division.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for XALVIN 250mg Capsule 1×10

    • Diarrhea severe
    • Abdominal pain severe
    • Confusion severe
    • Fever severe
    • Redness of skin severe
    • Change in taste
    • Constipation
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Uses of XALVIN 250mg Capsule 1×10

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Cystitis

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

    • Pyelonephriits

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

    • Nongonococcal Urethritis

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Nongonococcal Urethritis which is an inflammation of urethra caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella.

    • Skin and structure Infection

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Skin and Structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection, and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.

    • Pneumonia

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.

    • Bronchitis

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation of the lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

    • Inhalation Anthrax

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of anthrax which is a rare but serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis.

    • Plague

      Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of Plague which is a serious bacterial illness caused by Yersinia pestis.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 to 32 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and only under the supervision of a doctor.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary since it may affect the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed and only under the supervision of a doctor. Close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects like diarrhoea, diaper rash, etc., is necessary for such cases. Avoid breastfeeding for 4 to 6 hours after a dose to decrease the exposure of the infant to the levofloxacin in breast milk.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Levofloxacin or any other fluoroquinolones.

    • Tendinitis or tendon rupture

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Levofloxacin or any other fluoroquinolones.

    • Myasthenia gravis

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a past history of myasthenia gravis or family history of myasthenia gravis (weakness and rapid tiring of muscles which are under voluntary control).

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and only under the supervision of a doctor.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary since it may affect the development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed and only under the supervision of a doctor. Close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects like diarrhoea, diaper rash, etc., is necessary for such cases. Avoid breastfeeding for 4 to 6 hours after a dose to decrease the exposure of the infant to the levofloxacin in breast milk.

    General Warnings
    • Tendinitis and Tendon ruputure

      Use of Levofloxacin will increase the risk to develop tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids like dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone.

    • Drug-resistance

      Usage of Levofloxacin without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

    • Alternative treatment

      Levofloxacin can be used to treat acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or uncomplicated cystitis, but only as a last resort. This drug should be used only if you have no alternative treatment options for the above-mentioned conditions.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Escitalopram severe
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Corticosteroids severe
    • Quinidine severe
    • Aspirin moderate
    • Antidiabetic drugs moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. It is advisable to avoid using caffeine-containing products while on therapy with fluoroquinolones.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis. Inform your doctor if you have any history of gastrointestinal diseases. Report any incidence of severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools to the doctor immediately.

    • severe

      This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of heart diseases and electrolyte disturbances, especially elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Levofloxacin with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking Levofloxacin before completion of the course.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

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