ALEVO 250MG TABLET 5'S

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ALE0017
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Manufacturer : ALK-ALKEM LABORATORIES
Composition : LEVOFLOXACIN-250MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : ALEVO 250MG TAB 5'S
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

LEVOFLOXACIN-250MG

LEVOFLOXACIN

Information for patients
Drug Information The name of your medicine is Levofloxacin tablets. Levofloxacin tablets contain a medicine called levofloxacin. This belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. Levofloxacin is a ‘quinolone’ antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. Levofloxacin tablets can be used to treat infections of the: • Sinuses • Lungs, in people with long-term breathing problems or pneumonia Urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder • Prostate gland, where you have a long lasting infection Skin and underneath the skin, including muscles. This is sometimes called ‘soft tissue
Drug Alert
Alert You are allergic to levofloxacin, any other quinolone antibiotic such as moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin or ofloxacin or any of the other ingredients of .levofloxacin tablets (listed in Section 6 below) Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug You are allergic to levofloxacin, any other quinolone antibiotic such as moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin or ofloxacin or any of the other ingredients of .levofloxacin tablets (listed in Section 6 below) Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue You have ever had epilepsy You have ever had a problem with your tendons such as tendonitis that was related to treatment with a ‘quinolone antibiotic''. A tendon is the cord that joins your muscle to your skeleton You are a child or a growing teenager You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant You are breast-feeding
Drug Special Care You are 65 years of age or older ? You are using corticosteroids, sometimes called steroids (see “Taking other medicines” below) ? You have ever had a fit (seizure You have had damage to your brain due to a stroke or other brain injury ? You have kidney problems ? You have something known as ‘glucose – 6 – phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’. You are more likely to have serious problems with your blood when taking this medicine ? You have ever had mental health problems ? You have ever had heart problems ? You are diabetic ? You have ever had liver problems If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Levofloxacin tablets
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Levofloxacin tablets can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Levofloxacin tablets work. • Corticosteroids, sometimes called steroids – used for inflammation. You may be more likely to have inflammation and/or breakage of your tendons Warfarin - used to thin the blood. You may be more likely to have a bleed. Your doctor may need to take regular blood tests to check how well your blood can clot. • Theophylline - used for breathing problems. You are more likely to have a fit (seizure) if taken with Levofloxacin tablets Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS - used for pain and inflammation such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fenbufen, ketoprofen and indomethacin. You are more likely to have a fit (seizure) if taken with Levofloxacin tablets Ciclosporin - used after organ transplants. You may be more likely to get the side effects of Ciclosporin • Medicines known to affect the way your heart beats. This includes medicines used for abnormal heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics such as quinidine and amiodarone), for depression (tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline and imipramine) and for bacterial infections (‘macrolide’ antibiotics such as erythromucin, azithromycin and Clarithromycin). • Probenecid - used for gout, and cimetidine - used for ulcers and heartburn. Special care should be taken when taking either of these medicines with Levofloxacin. If you have kidney problems, your doctor may want to give you a lower dose. Do not take Levofloxacin tablets at the same time as the following medicines. This is because it can affect the way Levofloxacin tablets work Iron tablets (for anemia), magnesium or aluminum-containing antacids (for acid or heartburn) or sulcralfate (for stomach ulcers). See Section 3 “If you are already taking iron tablets, antacids or sulcralfate” below
Drug Pregnancy Interaction You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
Drug Breast feeding Interaction You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any
Drug Machinery Interaction You may get side effects after taking this medicine, including feeling dizzy, sleepy, a spinning feeling (vertigo) or changes to your eyesight. Some of these side effects can affect you being able to concentrate and your reaction speed. If this happens, do not drive or carry out any work that requires a high level of attentio
Drug More Information Urine tests may show ‘false-positive’ results for strong painkillers called ‘opiates’ in people taking Levofloxacin tablets. If your doctor is due to take a urine test, tell them you are taking Levofloxacin tablets
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty Your doctor will decide on how many Levofloxacin tablets you should take • The dose will depend on the type of infection you have and where the infection is in your body • The length of your treatment will depend on how serious your infection is • If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor Adults and the elderly Sinuses • Two tablets of Levofloxacin 250 mg, once each day • Or, one tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg, once each day Lungs, in people with long-term breathing problems • One or two tablets of Levofloxacin 250 mg, once each day • Or, 1/2 tablet or one tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg, once each day Pneumonia • Two tablets of Levofloxacin 250 mg, once or twice each day • Or, one tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg, once or twice each day Urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder If you stop taking Levofloxacin tablets a severe bowel problem • One tablet of Levofloxacin 250 mg, each day • Or, 1/2 tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg, each day Prostate gland • Two tablets of Levofloxacin 250 mg, once each day Or, one tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg, once each day the bacteria may become resistant to the medicine. Skin and underneath the skin, including muscles One or two tablets of Levofloxacin 250 mg, once or twice each day • Or, ½ tablet or one tablet of Levofloxacin 500 mg Adults with kidney problems Your doctor may need to give you a lower dose. Children and Teenagers This medicine must not be given to children or teenagers.
Drug Dose Your doctor will decide on how many Levofloxacin tablets you should take • The dose will depend on the type of infection you have and where the infection is in your body • The length of your treatment will depend on how serious your infection is • If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or strong, do not change the dosE
Excess Drug Consumption If you accidentally take more tablets than you should, tell a doctor or get other medical advice straight away. Take the medicine pack with you This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. The following effects may happen: convulsive fits (seizures), feeling confused, dizzy, less conscious and heart problems - leading to uneven heart beats as well as feeling sick (nausea
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next dose. Do not double-up the next dose to make up for the missed dose.
Stop Drug Consumption Do not stop taking Levofloxacin tablets just because you feel better. It is important that you complete the course of tablets that your doctor has prescribed for you. If you stop taking the tablets too soon, the infection may return, your condition may get worsE the bacteria may become resistant to the medicine.once or twice each day
Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects : a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue
Rare Drug Side Effects Watery diarrhoea which may have blood in it, possibly with stomach cramps and a high temperature. These could be signs of a severe bowel problem • Pain and inflammation in your tendons. The Achilles tendon is affected most often and in some cases, the tendon could break Fits
Very Rare Drug Side Effects Burning, tingling, pain or numbness. These may be signs of something called ‘neuropathy’
Drug Side Effects Symptoms
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. This medicine does not require any special storage conditions but it is best to keep Levofloxacin tablets in the original strips and box in a dry place. Do not use Levofloxacin tablets after the expiry date (EXP) which is stated on the carton and foil. 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.

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