|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.97||US$ 29.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.79||US$ 47.5618%US$ 58.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.72||US$ 65.2525%US$ 87.00|
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic drug that belongs to a group of drugs known as fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin treats various skin, sinuses, bladder, and prostate bacterial infections. It is also prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia and also for people who have been exposed to anthrax plague.
Levofloxacin is marketed and sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Levaquin and Alevo (made by Alkem).
Levofloxacin may also be given for conditions not mentioned above.
You might be taking some other medications that are not compatible with Levofloxacin. Some of those drugs may make Levofloxacin less potent when taken at the same time. Don't take these medications within 6 hours before or 2 hours after taking Levofloxacin: antacids that have calcium, magnesium, or aluminium (Tums, Mylanta, Rolaids); ulcer medication sucralfate (Carafate); calcium, iron, zinc or other multi-vitamins and multi-minerals; didanosine (Videx) powder or chewable tablets. In short, mention all the medicine you may take to your doctor.
Don't take caffeine-containing food items while taking Levofloxacin, as the medication can elevate caffeine effects. Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight and tanning beds. Levofloxacin intake can make you more prone to sunburn. Wear proper covering clothes and apply sunscreen with at least 30 SPF on the exposed portion outdoors. Also, avoid doing things which require more attention and alertness while taking Levofloxacin, as it impairs your thinking or reflexes.
Before taking Levofloxacin, take care of the precautions listed above. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, tell your doctor before starting a Levofloxacin course, as it may harm your baby though any such case has not been heard of. Levofloxacin may pass into breast milk and harm your baby. Consult your doctor first if you are breastfeeding and if it is safe to take this medication without affecting your child.
Taking Levofloxacin may result in allergic reactions like hives, breathing difficulty, and facial, lips, or tongue swelling. Stop taking this medication immediately and contact your doctor.
Levofloxacin may cause some rare but serious side effects like fainting; severe giddiness; irregular heartbeat; unexplained pain; vision problems like pain in the eye; snapping or popping sound, swelling, tenderness, stiffness in joints; watery or bloody diarrhea; confusion; hallucinations; depression; unusual behavior; seizures; severe headache; ringing in ears; decreased or dark colored urination; easy bruising or bleeding; severe skin reaction; fever; sore throat; a red or purple rash that leads to blistering and peeling; or pale or yellow skin. See a doctor immediately in case of these serious effects.
There are also some less serious but commonly experienced side effects of Levofloxacin, like nausea, vomiting, giddiness, dullness; blurred vision; nervousness; anxiety; aggressive behavior; changes in sleep patterns, including insomnia or nightmare.
The above list of side effects is incomplete, and there may be other side effects.
Take Levofloxacin (Levaquin, Alevo) strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Never alter the dosage by any amount or use it for longer than the prescribed period. All medications come with a patient leaflet that contains complete information about the drug.
Take Levofloxacin with a glass of water (8oz.). It is always better to consume several extra glasses of water or liquids daily while taking this medication. Levofloxacin may be taken with or without food, but make it a habit to take the medication at the same time every day.
Levofloxacin should be swallowed whole. Chewing the tablet may result in releasing too much of the medication at one time. Don't consume dairy items like milk, yogurt, or calcium-fortified juices while taking Levofloxacin. However, you can have them as part of your regular meal, not alone while taking the medication. The reason is that dairy items can make the medication less effective.
You must avoid taking Levofloxacin (Levaquin, Alevo) if you are allergic to it or other similar antibiotics like moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, or gemifloxacin and others. Before taking Levofloxacin, let your doctor know if you have a heart rhythm problem, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, joint problems, myasthenia gravis, muscle weakness, breathing trouble, a condition called pseudotumor cerebri, seizures, head injury or tumor in the past, low levels of blood potassium, a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.
Levofloxacin medication can cause diarrhea which may indicate another infection. If you witness watery or bloody diarrhea, seek immediate medical attention. Don't use diarrhea medication without your doctor's advice.
You must complete the full course of the Levofloxacin medication. Your condition may completely vanish even before completing the full dosage. If you stop taking the doses and don't complete the course, the chances of relapse of your infection increase, and you may suffer from a more potent infection that can be drug resistant. Levofloxacin will not work with viral infections like colds or flu. Always store Levofloxacin in a cool and dry place, preferably at room temperature. Keep away from heat, moisture, children and pets.