Levomac 500 Tablet
Levomac 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.
Levomac 500 MG Tablet may also be used for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infection (due to S. aureus or S. pyogenes) and complicated urinary tract infection due to gram-negative Enterobacter sp, including acute pyelonephritis (caused by E. coli).
Levomac 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, Levomac 500 MG Tablet behave as bactericide.
Levomac 500 MG Tablet fights against bacteria that are Gram-positive as well Gram-negative. This broad-spectrum antibiotic is effective in inhibiting the synthesis of enzymes called DNA gyrase, which is essential to the process of replication and division of bacterial cells. Thus, Levomac 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.
The doctor will prescribe instructions for taking Levomac 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.
This antibiotic can be harmful for children, breast-feeding mothers and pregnant women. Therefore, it is advisable for them not to take Levomac 500 MG Tablet. In some cases, for patients suffering from certain other conditions, it is advisable not to take Levomac 500 MG Tablet.
You should inform your doctor before beginning a prescription of Levomac 500 MG Tablet If you also suffer from conditions like-
Kidney failure and Diabetes.
Although this rarely occurs, it is possible, for you to have an allergy to Levomac 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.
Symptoms of overdose include acute renal failure, seizures. Treatment should include GI decontamination and supportive care; not removed by peritoneal or hemodialysis.
Take per recommended schedule, preferably on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals). Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake). Take complete prescription; do not skip doses. Do not take with antacids; separate by 2 hours.
Following are the common uses of this medicine:
Urinary Tract Infection
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Skin And Structure Infection
Possible side effects of this medication that may occur in rare cases are:
Acute Renal Failure
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken immediately.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication 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.