Levaquin (Levofloxacin 250 mg)
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Levaquin is a brand owned by a certain pharmaceutical company. The active substance of the drug is Levofloxacin, an antibiotic drug, an isomer of Ofloxacin which is more effective than the original drug. The medication is used for a variety of urinary tract, respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue infections, sinusitis, and others. The medication can be used by adults older than 18 years of age only. Certain conditions require dosage reduction or bigger intervals between the medication intakes. Learn more about the medication from our med guide.
Brand name: Levaquin
Generic name: Levofloxacin
Indications: Bacterial infections of respiratory tract, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Community-acquired pneumonia, Nosocomial Pneumonia, Skin and soft tissue infections, Urinary tract infections, Cystitis, Prostatitis, Pyelonephritis, Abdominal organs infections, Bacteremia/septicemia, Plague
Benefits: Effectively treats even severe bacterial infections in convenient oral use at home
Analogs: L-oxo, Leveg0, Levoflox, Levogo, Lvx Forte, Cravit, Elequine, Floxel, Iquix, Leroxacin, Lesacin, Mosardal, Nofaxin, Quixin, Reskuin, Tavanic, Volequin
Generic Levaquin (Levofloxacin 250 mg) guide:
What is Generic Levaquin? Is there any difference between the branded and generic drugs?
Levaquin is a trade name of the medication which is basically an antibiotic named Levofloxacin. The brand is owned by a certain pharmaceutical company and it is the reason other drug makers cannot use it. Still, they are able to manufacture the same drug because the formula is known for a while already because the drug was first approved in 1996. They register their own trade names for their drugs but collectively the medicines are unofficially called Generic Levaquin or Generic Levofloxacin. If you ask any pharmacist for such drug, he or she will know precisely what you need and give you the right drug. Usually, generic drugs are much cheaper which is why more and more people look for them instead of unreasonably overpriced branded medications. It is especially relevant for the U.S. where all drugs cost several times more than in other countries. The best and cheapest generics come from the developing countries such as India. If you cannot find a cheap generic of an expensive drug in the U.S., you can look for it online. Foreign online pharmacies like ours sell Indian generic medications of the highest quality several times cheaper than the pharmacies situated in the U.S., UK, and so on.
Does Generic Levaquin have the same effect as the branded antibiotic?
Yes. The drugs are identical by the composition and formula; hence, they render the same effect in the therapy of bacterial infections. However, the quality can differ based on the manufacturer. For our range of medicines, we choose only the best, reputable manufacturers of generics. Therefore, if you buy Generic Levaquin from this online med store, you can rest assured that you will get the same effect as from the branded drug.
At what time is the therapy with this antibiotic drug appointed?
Levofloxacin is appointed for the therapy of various infectious inflammatory diseases which develop as a result of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to Levofloxacin. The conditions for which the pills are used are infections of the abdominal organs, chronic bronchitis, the community-acquired form of pneumonia, infectious inflammation of the prostate, sinusitis, uncomplicated and complicated infections of urinary tract, pyelonephritis, bacteremia/septicemia, infectious pathology of soft tissues and skin, and others.
If you are not sure in your diagnosis and didn’t undergo a susceptibility test, i.e. test that shows if the bacteria are sensitive to this antibiotic, you should not buy Levaquin. The incorrect and untimely use of antibiotics is associated with numerous health problems. Hence it is crucial to consult a doctor before you start the antibacterial therapy.
Treatment regimens and dosages
Levofloxacin pills need to be taken orally before meals. The dosage per day can be split into 2 intakes. Tablets cannot be chewed; you need to swallow them entirely washing down with at least a half of a glass of water.
The regime of the drug intake and duration of the treatment is established looking on the severity and stage of the condition. In normal or mildly reduced kidney function (creatinine clearance not lower than 50 milliliters per minute), the dosages for adults older than 18 years of age are the following:
– Sinusitis treatment: 500 mg of Levaquin taken one time per day. The duration of the treatment is from 10 to 14 days.
– Treatment of chronic bronchitis exacerbation: the daily dosage is 250-500 mg a day for 7 or 14 days.
– The community-acquired form of pneumonia treatment: the medication needs to be used in the dose of 500 mg one time a day for 7 to 14 days or 750 mg one time a day for 5 days.
– Infectious disease of the prostate treatment: the daily dosage is 500 mg a day for 28 days.
– Urinary infections therapy: the daily dosage is 250 mg. The course duration is 3 days.
– Complicated urinary tract infections (along with pyelonephritis) treatment: the daily dose is 250 mg taken in a single intake for 7 to 10 days.
– Skin and soft tissue infections treatment: 250 mg once a day during 1-2 weeks or 500 mg 1 or 2 times a day for 1-2 weeks.
– Infections of the abdominal organs treatment: 250 or 500 mg once a day for 1-2 weeks. The therapy with the drug is usually accompanied with other medications aimed to cope with anaerobic bacteria.
– Bacteremia/septicemia treatment: these conditions are considered life-threatening and require the use of the medication in formulation of intravenous infusions. The initial treatment is made at the hospital and can be then followed by the oral use of Levofloxacin tablets.
When you buy Levofloxacin, you should remember that the drug use should be continued even after the symptoms and fever are gone for the following 48-72 hours. This rule applies to the use of all antibiotics.
Dosage adjustments for different groups of patients
The dosage adjustments the instruction for the drug provides for kidney function violation are based on the dose prescribed for people with healthy kidney function. For instance, if the condition you need to treat requires the use of 750 mg Levofloxacin a day and you have creatinine clearance from 20 to 49 milliliters per minute, you should take 750 mg dosage but with an interval of 48 hours instead of regular 24 hours. In creatinine clearance from 10 to 19 milliliters per minute, the dosage of 750 mg is taken once and the subsequent dosages are reduced to 500 mg taken every 48 hours.
If the standard dosage for your condition is 500 mg and you have creatinine clearance from 20 to 49 milliliters per minute, you should take the first dosage of 500 mg and the following dosages should be reduced to 250 mg taken every 24 hours. In creatinine clearance from 10 to 19 milliliters per minute, the dose of 500 mg is taken once and the subsequent dosages are reduced to 250 mg taken every 48 hours.
If the standard dose is 250 mg for your condition and you have creatinine clearance from 20 to 49 milliliters per minute, you do not need any dosage adjustment. In creatinine clearance from 10 to 19 milliliters per minute, you should take standard 250 mg dosage every 48 hours.
How does Levofloxacin act?
The drug is an isomer of Ofloxacin. Because of its formula, the medication is more effective than Ofloxacin. It has a bactericidal effect, i.e. it kills the bacteria through damaging the bacterial DNA.
The active substance is almost fully absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Its bioavailability, i.e. the amount of the ingredient that after entering the body renders the antibacterial effect, is around 100%. The food intake mildly affects the digestion of pills.
Is Levofloxacin safe while you are pregnant?
No, you should not buy Generic Levofloxacin if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
Contraindications for therapy with Levofloxacin
The medication is contraindicated for people with pathological conditions of tendons resulted from the use of other Fluoroquinolones, for children and teenagers younger than 18 years of age, in epilepsy, pregnancy, breastfeeding, individual hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug’s components or other quinolone derivatives.
If you suffer from kidney failure or deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, you should get checked and get a consultation from your therapist before you order Levaquin.
Adverse effects that you can experience during the treatment
The most frequent adverse reactions are a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, lowered blood pressure, headache, dizziness, and others. You can also suffer from allergy manifestations such as rash, itching, swelling, and others. Stop taking the drug and do not postpone a visit to your doctor in case any of these or different adverse reactions develop.
The drug can negatively interact with other medications especially if you have any chronic conditions and take potent drugs for them. Therefore, before you order Generic Levaquin and start using it, you need to consult your doctor and inform him or her about all conditions that you have and medicines that you take.
The signs of an overdose are vomiting, confusion or other disorders of consciousness, dizziness, convulsions, nausea, and erosive lesions of mucous membranes. The therapy requires symptomatic measures. Therefore, if the symptoms are severe, you need to seek medical assistance.
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