Euro Generics
Concise Prescribing Info
Levofloxacin hemihydrate
Treatment of adults (>18 yr) w/ mild, moderate & severe infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms in the following conditions: Acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, skin structure infections, UTI & acute pyelonephritis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Acute maxillary sinusitis 500 mg once daily for 10-14 days. Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis 500 mg once daily for 7 days. Nosocomial pneumonia 750 mg once daily for 7 days. Community-acquired pneumonia 500 mg once or bid for 7-14 days or 750 mg once daily for 5 days. Complicated UTI 250 mg once daily for 7-10 days. Uncomplicated UTI 250 mg once daily for 3 days. Acute pyelonephritis 250 mg once daily for 10 days. Complicated skin & skin structure infection 750 mg once daily for 7-14 days. Uncomplicated skin & skin structure infections 500 mg once daily for 7-10 days. Chronic bacterial prostatitis 500 mg once daily for 28 days.
May be taken with or without food: Ensure adequate fluid intake.
Hypersensitivity to levofloxacin or quinolones.
Special Precautions
Impaired hepatic & renal function. G6PD deficiency, myasthenia gravis. Discontinue if tendon pain, inflammation or rupture occurs. Maintain adequate fluid intake & avoid excessive alkalinity of urine. Avoid exposure to strong sunlight or sunlamps. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescents.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain & dyspepsia. Headache, dizziness, restlessness, nervousness & insomnia. Occassionally, pruritus, erythematous rash.
Drug Interactions
Theophylline, warfarin, cyclosporin, digoxin, probenecid, cimetidine, sucralfate, antacids, NSAIDs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01MA12 - levofloxacin ; Belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
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