TAVANIC LEVOFLOXACIN 500MG TABLETS 5S

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Levofloxacin is an antibiotic that that may be used to treat different types of bacterial infections. Levofloxacin may also be used to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax or certain types of plague.

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INDICATIONS.

Levofloxacin Tablets is indicated in adults for the treatment of the following infections.

• Acute bacterial sinusitis

• Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including bronchitisUncomplicated cystitis.

• Community-acquired pneumonia

• Complicated skin and soft tissue infections

For the above-mentioned infections Levofloxacin Tablets should be used only when it is considered inappropriate to use antibacterial agents that are commonly recommended for the initial treatment of these infections.

• Acute pyelonephritis and complicated urinary tract infections Chronic bacterial prostatitis.

• Inhalation Anthrax: postexposure prophylaxis and curative treatment.

Levofloxacin Tablets may also be used to complete a course of therapy in patients who have shown improvement during initial treatment with intravenous levofloxacin.

DOSAGE.

Community-Acquired Pneumonia

500 mg PO/IV once daily for 7-14 days or 750 mg PO/IV once daily for 5 days

Nosocomial Pneumonia

750 mg PO/IV once daily for 7-14 days

Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

500 mg PO/IV once daily for 10-14 days or 750 mg PO/IV once daily for 5 days

Limitations-of-use: Reserve fluoroquinolones for patients who do not have other available treatment options for acute sinusitis

Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

500 mg PO/IV once daily for ≥7 days

Limitations-of-use: Reserve fluoroquinolones for patients who do not have other available treatment options for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

Inhalational Anthrax

Postexposure therapy

500 mg PO once daily for 60 days, beginning as soon as possible after exposure

Skin/Skin Structure Infections

Uncomplicated: 500 mg PO/IV once daily for 7-10 days

Complicated: 750 mg PO/IV once daily for 7-14 days

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

500 mg PO/IV once daily for 28 days

Complicated Urinary Tract Infections & Acute Pyelonephritis

250 mg PO/IV once daily for 10 days or 750 mg PO/IV once daily for 5 days

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections

250 mg PO/IV once daily for 3 days

Limitations-of-use: Reserve fluoroquinolones for patients who do not have other available treatment options for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Plague

Indicated for treatment and prophylaxis of plague, including pneumonic and septicemic plague, caused by Yersinia pestis in adults and pediatric patients, aged 6 months or older

500 mg PO/IV once daily for 10-14 days

Acne Vulgaris (Off-label)

100 mg PO q8hr for 4 weeks

Epididymitis (Off-label)

500 mg PO qDay for 10 days

ADVERSE EFFECTS.

Cardiac: Cardiac arrest, palpitation, ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmia

Nervous system: Tremor, convulsions, paresthesia, vertigo, hypertonia, hyperkinesias, abnormal gait, somnolence, syncope

Metabolic: Hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, hyperkalemia

Blood/lymphatic system: Anemia, thrombocytopenia, granulocytopenia

Musculoskeletal/connective tissue: Arthralgia, tendonitis, myalgia, skeletal pain

Gastrointestinal (GI): Gastritis, stomatitis, pancreatitis, esophagitis, gastroenteritis, glossitis, pseudomembranous/C difficile colitis

Hepatobiliary: Abnormal hepatic function, increased hepatic enzymes, increased alkaline phosphatase

Psychiatric: Anxiety, agitation, confusion, depression, hallucinations, nightmares, sleep disorder, anorexia, abnormal dreaming

Other: Immune hypersensitivity reaction, acute renal failure, urticaria, phlebitis, epistaxis.

Nausea

Headache

Diarrhea

Insomnia

Constipation

Dizziness

Dyspepsia

Rash

Vomiting

Chest pain

Dyspnea

Edema

Fatigue

Injection-site reaction

Moniliasis

Pain

Pruritus

Vaginitis

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