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|US Brand Name||Levaquin|
Levoflox 250 contains Levofloxacin which belongs to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It treats adults 18 years or older with certain bacterial infections. Children are more likely to get bone, joint, or tendon problems like pain or swelling while taking Levofloxacin tablets. In children six months and older who got anthrax bacterial infection, Levoflox is used to prevent anthrax disease. It is not known whether the antibiotic medication is safe to use in children for more than two weeks. Also, there is not enough evidence that shows the antibiotic medication is safe and effective in children under six months.
In some cases, the cause of infection is a virus and not bacteria. Examples include viral infections in the sinuses and lungs, such as common flu or cold. Antibiotic drugs, including Levoflox 250, does not kill viruses. You should contact your doctor if you think your condition is not improving while receiving this antibiotic treatment.
Take Levoflox 250 mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablet at the same time each day. Drink plenty of fluids while taking the medication. Your doctor may ask you to take the tablet before or after consuming food. Your doctor will decide the right dose of the medication that works best for you. Generally, the length of treatment depends on how serious your bacterial infection is. Protect your skin from sunlight while taking this medicine and for two days after you stop taking it. Levofloxacin ay makes your skin more sensitive to the sun and burns your skin, progressing to severely blistering if you do not take the necessary precautions. Use a high factor sunscreen, wear a hat, cover your arms and legs with clothing.
Do not take Levoflox 250 if you have ever had an allergic reaction to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics; you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the Levofloxacin formulation. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including nerve problems, central nervous system issues, tendon problems, low blood potassium, seizures, bone and joint problems, kidney impairment, rheumatoid arthritis, and liver problems. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Levofloxacin is thought to pass into breast milk. So, your doctor will decide whether you will take this Levoflox formulation or breastfeed. Inform your doctor right away if you take medicines, including prescription and non-prescription (vitamins, herbal supplements). When taken with certain other medications, Levofloxacin affects each other’s mode of action, ultimately causing side effects. Especially, tell your doctor if you take an NSAID, an oral anti-diabetic medicine, a blood thinner, anti-psychotic drugs, water pills, steroid drugs, a tricyclic anti-depressant, or medicines to control heart rhythm.
Levoflox 250 can cause side effects that may be serious and even life-threatening. If you get serious side effects, get immediate medical help. Furthermore, you should discuss with your doctor whether you should continue to take Levofloxacin tablets or not.