Levaquin 500 mg: price, use, dosage, interactions, side effects
Levaquin belongs to the class of fluoroquinolones and has a wide spectrum of activity against most gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. The active ingredient is mainly used to treat urinary and respiratory tract infections.
Preparations with the active ingredient Levofloxacin are used in the therapy of:
- acute bacterial sinusitis;
- chronic bronchitis in the acute phase;
- community-acquired form of pneumonia;
- infections of the skin and soft tissues as a result of complications;
- chronic form of bacterial prostatitis;
- cystitis (inflammation of the bladder);
Levaquin exhibits the following pharmacokinetic characteristics:
- Maximum plasma concentration is reached in 1-2 hours after oral intake.
- Binding to serum proteins is 30 to 40%.
- Absolute bioavailability is 99 to 100%.
- Excretion occurs mainly in unmetabolized form with the urine.
Fluoroquinolones such as Levofloxacin inhibit bacterial gyrase (topoisomerase II), which is responsible for DNA unwinding. As a result, the bacterial DNA can no longer replicate and the bacterium dies.
Levaquin: side effects
Side effects, most often occur in the form of:
- diarrhea, vomiting, nausea;
- increased liver enzymes.
Strictly adhere to the doctor's recommendation and do not exceed the dose.
Levaquin is taken once or twice a day
Duration of treatment
Acute bacterial sinusitis
500 mg once per day
Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
500 mg once per day
250 mg once per day
Since elderly patients usually have impaired renal function, the dose should be adjusted accordingly.
Levaquin for sinus infection
Levaquin remains the medication of choice for acute uncomplicated bacterial sinusitis. The drug quickly and effectively helps to treat the cause of the inflammatory process, preventing sinusitis to develop into a chronic form.
If the disease occurs in a mild form, adults take 1 tablet of 250-500 mg twice a day, the duration of the course of 10 days. Tablets should be swallowed with liquid without chewing.
The drug can be ordered in our online pharmacy. In stock Levaquin 500 mg price is listed in the description.
Levaquin and alcohol
During therapy with Levaquin, it is important to avoid alcoholic beverages because they affect the effectiveness of the antibiotic. Also side effects may occur when used in combination:
Skin reactions. Minor redness and itching of the skin may occur, in rare cases – swelling of the mucous surface of the throat.
Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract. Pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting may occur.
Disturbances in the work of the nervous system. Severe headache, dizziness, drowsiness, sleep disturbance occurs.
Any antibiotic has a negative effect on liver function. For this reason, all systems of the body begin to function with an increased load. Ingestion of alcoholic beverages can only make the disease worse.
What side effects can occur among elderly people?
A variety of side effects can occur in older people when they take this medicine:
- Fungal infections, development of resistance of pathogens.
- Blood and lymphatic system disorders: leukopenia (decreased number of leukocytes in peripheral blood), eosinophilia (increased number of eosinophils in peripheral blood).
- Allergic manifestations.
- Hypoglycemia, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus.
- Mental disorders: insomnia, anxiety, anxiety, confusion, sleep disorders, nightmares.
- Nervous system disorders: headache, dizziness.
- Ageusia (loss of taste sensation), parosmia (disruption of smell perception), including loss of sense of smell.
- Fainting, increased intracranial pressure (benign intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor).
- Visual disturbances.
- Hearing and labyrinth disorders, tinnitus and tinnitus.
- Sinus tachycardia, palpitations.
The drug is prescribed by the attending physician, you can not independently cancel Levacquin even after improvement of well-being.
Interaction of Levaquin with other drugs
Absorption of Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is significantly reduced when simultaneous administration of iron salts and antacids containing magnesium or aluminum.
The antibiotic should not be taken earlier than 2 hours after taking antacids and iron preparations.
Sucralfate. The bioavailability of Levaquin is significantly lower when taken concomitantly with Sucralfate. If a patient needs to take Sucralfate and Levaquin (Levofloxacin), it is better to make an interval between doses of at least two hours.
Pregnancy and lactation
The drug Levaquin is contraindicated during pregnancy and women during breast-feeding.
The manifestation of any urogenital infection is always related to the reproduction of pathogenic microflora (bacteria, germs, rarely viruses), you can buy Levaquin and get rid of such diseases:
Urethritis – an inflammatory process of the urethra.
Cystitis – bacterial inflammation of the bladder in acute and chronic form.
Pyelonephritis and glomerulonephritis – inflammation of the kidneys, used for bacterial infection.
Levaquin is prescribed by a urologist or nephrologist after examining the patient and conducting additional tests and understanding what type of bacteria led to the disease.
The drug may cause side effects in the form of mental disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, frequent headaches. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor, who will cancel or reduce the dosage of the medicine.
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What you should know about brand and generic drug alternates.
Prescription drugs are a costly medical expense, especially for the elderly, those who are chronically ill and those with no or minimal drug coverage on their Health Insurance. However, each state in America has a law that allows pharmacists to substitute less expensive generic drugs for many brand name products. Depending on your prescription needs, your savings could be very significant. Before you talk with your doctor or pharmacist about switching, there are things you should know about generic drugs.
What is the difference between a generic and brand name drug?
Nothing except for the name, packaging, and the price, a generic drug is called by its chemical name; manufacturers assign their own brand name. The generic products have the same ingredients. Standard practice and most state laws require that a generic drug be generically equivalent to its brand name counterpart. That is, it must have the same active ingredients, strength, and dosage form, be it a pill, liquid, or injection. The generic drug also must be therapeutically equivalent. It must be the same drug chemically and have the same medical effect.
Do all drugs have generic equivalents?
No. Some drugs are protected by patents and are supplied by only one company. However, when the patent expires, other manufacturers can produce its generic version. Currently, about half the drugs on the market are available in generic form.
Will my doctor automatically prescribe generic drugs?
It depends on the physician. You can ask your doctor to write a prescription permitting substitution of a generic drug product when appropriate or to define the chemical name for the prescription. This will ensure you are purchasing the correct Mexico drug. Generic products will be as effective and less costly. Or, you can order only brand name products if you wish. www.MedsMex.com.com Mexico pharmacy offers a wide selection of both Brand Name & Generic Mexico medicine. Our Mexican generic drugs are of the highest quality, selected only from the most reputable manufacturers, and are safe to replace brand name medications costing much more.
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