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L-Flox 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Levofloxacin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 21, 2019

L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is a medicine that is a member of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic family. It fights against bacterial infections like tuberculosis, pneumonia, laryngitis, cellulitis, gastroenteritis, acute or chronic bronchitis, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, anthrax and plague. This antibiotic also treats infections of the pelvis, kidney, prostate and skin.

L-Flox 500 MG Tablet works by killing the bacteria that are causing an infection. It hinders the process of cell replication and cell division, within the cell of the bacteria, by inhibiting the synthesis of the DNA gyrase enzyme. Without this enzyme, the cell of the bacteria cannot survive or grow. Hence, L-Flox 500 MG Tablet behave as bactericide.

L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is an antibiotic drug that is used to treat infections, caused by bacteria. It is effective in treating infections like pneumonia, sinusitis, anthrax, plague, gastroenteritis and chronic bronchitis. L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is also prescribed to patients suffering from bacterial infections of the prostate, urinary tract, skin, pelvis and kidney.

L-Flox 500 MG Tablet fights against bacteria that are Gram-positive as well Gram-negative. This broad spectrum anti-biotic is effective in inhibiting the synthesis of enzymes called DNA gyrase, which are essential to the process of replication and division of bacterial cells. Thus, L-Flox 500 MG Tablet inhibits the cell division of the bacteria, making it impossible for them to survive. This makes it effective in treating bacterial infections.

L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is available in the form of tablets, eye drops or oral solutions. It can also be administered intravenously. The doctor will prescribe instructions for taking L-Flox 500 MG Tablet according to your condition, the severity of that condition and the other medications you are taking. It is important to complete the course that the doctor prescribes, even if the symptoms disappear, or else the infection might recur. Do not double up the dosage to make up for a forgotten one, as an excess of this medicine can lead to overdosing.

Taking L-Flox 500 MG Tablet can cause minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, rashes, drowsiness and trouble sleeping. You should consult a doctor if these side effects persist for more than a few days. A few people experience severe side effects such as seizures, tremors, insomnia, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, tendonitis, severe headaches, anaphylaxis, neurological problems, liver damage, heart disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. You should seek emergency medical expertise as soon as possible, if you detect any of the side effects mentioned above.

Although this rarely occurs, it is possible, for you to have an allergy to L-Flox 500 MG Tablet. An allergic reaction would cause symptoms such as hives, swollen lips, face or tongue, severe skin rashes, sore throat, rapid heart rate and difficulty breathing. It is advisable to stop taking this medicine immediately, if you experience the symptoms of an allergic reaction and consult with your doctor.

In some cases, for patients suffering from certain other conditions, it is advisable not to take L-Flox 500 MG Tablet. If you also suffer from conditions like myasthenia gravis, heart disease, liver damage, tendonitis, kidney failure and diabetes, you should inform your doctor before beginning a prescription of L-Flox 500 MG Tablet. This antibiotic can be harmful for children, breast-feeding mothers and pregnant women. Therefore, it is advisable for them not to take L-Flox 500 MG Tablet.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Cystitis

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pyelonephritis

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Urethritis

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet 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

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet 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

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet 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

    L-Flox 500 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to L-Flox 500 MG Tablet or any other fluoroquinolones.
  • Tendinitis Or Tendon Rupture

    Avoid using L-Flox 500 MG Tablet if you have a past history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed).
  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Avoid if you have a past history of suffering from weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles which are under voluntary control.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine is excreted largely in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 16 to 20 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is generally not recommended for pregnant women and should only be used if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding as it affects the development of infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of a doctor. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as L-Flox 500 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of L-Flox 500 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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L-Flox 500 MG Tablet belongs to the class fluoroquinolones. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA which causes cell death.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Central Nervous System Depression

    You may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations upon taking fluoroquinolones. Avoid using caffeine-containing products.

    Colitis

    Avoid taking this medicine if it results in severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools. Consult your doctor you are having any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Qt Prolongation

    Avoid taking this medicine if you experience any discomfort in your chest. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.

    Kidney Disease

    Avoid using L-Flox 500 MG Tablet if you experience abdominal pain, diarrhea and joint pain. The medicine accumulates in the body due to impaired kidney function, putting you at high risk. Regular kidney function tests are to me performed if you are on L-Flox 500 MG Tablet. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under doctor's supervision.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

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

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Corticosteroids

    You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these drugs are used together. It is more likely to happen in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplant.

    Escitalopram

    You may experience sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these drugs are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have any heart disease called QT syndrome. You should consult your doctor to make necessary dosage adjustments or to prescribe other medicines.

    Quinidine

    You may experience sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and heart palpitations if these drugs are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be made if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or family history of Arrhythmia.You should consult your doctor to make necessary dosage adjustments or to prescribe other medicines.

    Antidiabetic drugs

    You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these drugs are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be made if you are diabetic or have any kidney disease. You should consult your doctor to make necessary dosage adjustments or to prescribe other medicines.

    Aspirin

    You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these drugs are used together. You are at a higher risk to develop this interaction if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. You should consult your doctor to make necessary dosage adjustments or to prescribe other medicines.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these drugs are used together.

Ques: What is L-Flox 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levofloxacin is a salt which performs its action by stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase. This prevents the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing them. Levofloxacin is used to treat conditions such as Cystitis, Pyelonephritis, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Skin and structure Infection, Pneumonia, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of L-Flox 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levofloxacin is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Cystitis, Pyelonephritis, Nongonococcal Urethritis, Skin and structure Infection, and Pneumonia. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Bronchitis, Inhalation Anthrax, and Plague. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Levofloxacin to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of L-Flox 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levofloxacin is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Levofloxacin which are as follows: Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Confusion, Fever, Redness of skin, Change in taste, Constipation, Dizziness, Headache, and Nausea or vomiting. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Levofloxacin.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal L-Flox 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Levofloxacin should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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