LEVOCIN 750MG TABLET
Description : Levofloxacin is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. Levofloxacin, a chiral fluorinated carboxyquinolone, is the pure (-)-S-enantiomer of the racemic drug substance ofloxacin with a chemical name of (-)-(S)-9-fluoro-2, 3-dihydro-3-methyl-10-(4-methyl-piperazinyl)-7-oxo-7H-pyrido-[1,2,3,-de][1,4] benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid.
The molecular formula is C18H20FN3O4.
Indications / Uses : Treatment of mild, moderate & severe infections caused by susceptible strains of designated microorganisms in conditions eg acute maxillary sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired & nosocomial pneumonia, typhoid & paratyphoid fever, complicated skin & skin structure infections, UTI & acute pyelonephritis. IV infusion Used in chronic bacterial prostatitis, skin & soft tissue infections, complicated UTI & community-acquired pneumonia
Administration : May be taken with or without food: Ensure adequate fluid intake.
Contraindications : Hypersensitivity to other quinolones. History of tendon disorders to fluoroquinolone therapy. Lactation. Childn & adolescents.
Special Precautions : Adequate hydration. Renal insufficiency. Patients w/ known or suspected CNS disorder that may predispose seizure or lower the seizure threshold. Periodic assessment of organ system functions including renal, hepatic & hematopoietic. Discontinue use if patient experience pain, inflammation or rupture of a tendon. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight. Pregnancy.